Nanga Dogon

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Naŋa dama
Naŋa tegu
Region Mali
Native speakers
3,000 (2009)[1]
  • Dogon
    • Nanga–Walo
      • Naŋa dama
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nzz
Glottolog nang1261[2]

Naŋa dama, also known as Naŋa tegu, is a Dogon language spoken in Mali that is only known from one report from 1953. Roger Blench reports that its nearest relative is the recently described Walo–Kumbe Dogon, "with which it shares both lexicon and the feature that many nouns have a final -m." Hochstetler thinks they may be the same language. It may be close to Yanda Dogon (Blench) or Jamsai tegu (Hochstetler).


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

Further reading[edit]

  • Bertho, J. 1953. "La place des dialectes Dogon (dogo) de la falaise de Bandiagara parmi les autres groupes linguistiques de la zone soudanaise". In Bulletin de l’Institut Français de l’ Afrique Noire. Vol. XV. Dakar, pp. 405–441
  • 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.; Durieux-Boon, E.I.K. (2004). Sociolinguistic Survey of the Dogon Language Area (PDF). SIL International. Retrieved 2011-06-30.