Manjak language

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Native toGuinea-Bissau, Senegal, and the Gambia
EthnicityManjack people
Native speakers
310,000 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mfv

Manjak or Manjack (French: Mandjak, Mandyak; Portuguese: Manjaco) or Njak is a Bak language of Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. The language is also known as Kanyop.

Dialects are distinct enough that some might be considered separate languages. They are:

  • Bok (Babok, Sarar, Teixeira Pinto, Tsaam)
  • Likes-Utsia (Baraa, Kalkus)
  • Cur (Churo)
  • Lund
  • Yu (Pecixe, Siis, Pulhilh)
  • Unhate (Binhante, Bissau)


  1. ^ Manjak at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mandjak". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.