Balanta-Ganja

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A language of Senegal

Alternate Names
Alante, Balanda, Balant, Balante, Ballante, Belante, Brassa, Bulanda, Fjaa, Fraase
Population

82,800 (2006).

Location

Southwest corner, south of Casamance river, between Goudomp and Tanaff, and south.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (2005, Decree No. 979 of 21 October).

Dialects

Fganja (Ganja), Fjaalib (Blip). A separate language from Balanta-Kentohe [ble] in Guinea-Bissau.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Mandinka [mnk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.