Bankan Tey Dogon

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Bankan Tey
Region Mali
Native speakers
1,300 (1998 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dbw
Glottolog bank1259[2]

Bankan Tey Dogon, at first called Walo-Kumbe Dogon after the two main villages it is spoken in, also known as Walo and Walonkore, is a divergent, recently described Dogon language spoken in Mali. It was first reported online by Roger Blench,[1] who reports that it is "clearly related to Nanga", which is only known from one report from 1953.

A third village investigated at the time, Been, speaks a related but lexically distinct form, Ben Tey Dogon.


  1. ^ Bankan Tey at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bankan Tey Dogon". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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