Bainouk-Gunyuño

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A language of Guinea-Bissau

Alternate Names
Bagnoun, Bainuk, Banhum, Banyuk, Banyum, Banyun, Banyung, Elomay, Elunay, Guñuun
Population

8,860 (2006 World Factbook).

Location

South of Casamance river, São Domingos area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Distinct from Bainouk-Gunyamoolo [bcz] of Senegal and Gambia. Related to Kobiana [kcj] and Kasanga [ccj] of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. More similar to the Ménik [tnr] varieties of eastern Senegal than to Balanta-Kentohe [ble].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.