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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2004-005

A preliminary report of existing information on the Manding languages of West Africa: summary and suggestions for future research

Author  Sullivan, Terrence D.
Abstract 

This report, written in 1983, focuses on the Manding languages as they are found in Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau. It summarized work as it existed at that time on many of these languages. The report catalogs various dialects in some countries. Linguistic characteristics are provided, as well as a varied list of references.

[This report has not been peer reviewed. It is taken from archives with the purpose of making old information available that has not previously been published....ed]

  A preliminary report of existing information on the Manding languages of West Africa: summary and suggestions for future research
Published  2004
Languages  Bamanankan [bam]
Jahanka [jad]
Jula [dyu]
Kuranko [knk]
Mahou [mxx]
Mandinka [mnk]
Maninka, Forest [myq]
Maninka, Konyanka [mku]
Maninkakan, Eastern [emk]
Marka [rkm]
Xaasongaxango [kao]
Countries  Côte d’Ivoire
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Mali
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Subjects  Grammatical descriptions
Language surveys
Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Grammatical descriptions