Kuranko language

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Native to Sierra Leone, Guinea
Native speakers
(270,000 in Sierra Leone (2006)
55,000 in Guinea cited 1991)[1]
  • Mande
    • Western Mande
      • Central–Western
        • Central Mande
          • Manding–Jogo
            • Manding–Vai
              • Manding–Mokole
Language codes
ISO 639-3 knk
Glottolog kura1250[2]

Kuranko is a Mande language spoken by approximately 350,000 people in Sierra Leone and Guinea. In Guinea it blends into Eastern Maninkakan dialectologically, but the people are ethnically distinct.


  1. ^ Kuranko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kuranko". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.