Bainouk-Gunyaamolo

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A language of Senegal

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

6,220 in Senegal (2006). Population total all countries: 32,520.

Location

Niamone, Gunyaamolo area; Tobot, Gujaaxet area, in a triangle formed by Bignona, Tobor, and Niamone, across Casamance river. Also in Gambia.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Gujaaxet, Gunyamoolo. Dialects mutually intelligible. Similar to Kobiana [kcj] and Kasanga [ccj] of Guinea-Bissau. More closely related to Tenda languages of eastern Senegal than to neighboring Diola-Fogny [dyo] and Balanta [bjt]. Gunyuño in Guinea-Bissau is distinct.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Bible portions: 2003.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion, Christian.