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- Toro So Tɔrɔ sɔɔ, called Bomu Tegu in the plains languages and also known as Dɔgɔsɔ, is the standard variety of Dogon, which is one of thirteen official languages of Mali.
- Tommo So Tɔmmɔ sɔ, called Tombo so by Bondum Dom speakers, is spoken in a region from Kasa to Bandiagara. It is more linguistically conservative than Toro So.
The third dialect commonly listed is two subdialects without a common name:
- Donno So Donno sɔ in the Bandiagara area, and
- Kamma So Kamma sɔ also known as Kamba So, in the Kamba area.
Hochstetler confirms that these are intelligible with each other, but not with the more populous varieties of Dogon on the neighboring plains.
While Toro So was chosen as the official standard, because it has the most in common with the largest number of Dogon languages due to its central location, and is used in educational and official contexts, Jamsay Dogon is the prestige variety and is the variety used for radio broadcasts.
- Tɔrɔ sɔɔ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Donno sɔ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Tɔmmɔ sɔ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Escarpment Dogon". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Apparently 'Dogon language', using the exonym Dɔgɔ 'Dogon'
- Blench, Roger; Mallam Dendo (2005). "A survey of Dogon languages in Mali: Overview". OGMIOS: Newsletter of Foundation for Endangered Languages. 3.02 (26): 14–15. Retrieved 2011-06-30..
- Hochstetler, J. Lee; Durieux, J.A.; E.I.K. Durieux-Boon (2004). Sociolinguistic Survey of the Dogon Language Area (PDF). SIL International. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- McPherson, Laura (2013). A Grammar of Tommo So. Mouton Grammar Library 62. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-030107-6. Retrieved 2013-10-22.
- "Linguistics graduate student strives to preserve fading languages through her work at UCLA". The Daily Bruin. 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
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