Safen language

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Safene
Saafi-Saafi
Native to Senegal
Ethnicity Saafi people
Native speakers
200,000  (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sav
Glottolog saaf1238[2]
Person

Saafi

People

Saafici

Language

Saafi-Saafi

Country

Safene

Safene (Saafen), or Saafi-Saafi, is the principal Cangin language, spoken by 114,000 people in Senegal. Speakers are heavily concentrated in the area surrounding Dakar, particularly in the Thies Region.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Safene at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Saafi-Saafi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • (English) Walter Pichl, The Cangin Group - A Language Group in Northern Senegal, Pittsburg, PA : Institute of African Affairs, Duquesne University, Coll. African Reprint Series, 1966, vol. 20
  • (French) Chérif Mbodj, Recherches sur la phonologie et la morphologie de la langue saafi. Le parler de Boukhou, Université de Nice, 1984