Bozo, Kelengaxo

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Boso, Hain, Hainyaxo Bozo, Hanyaxo, Kelenga, Kélinga, Kéllingua, Xan, Xanyaxo
Population

30,000 (2009 SIL).

Location

Ségou Region, Macina and Ségou circles, Ke-Maacina area upstream to Tamani on both sides of Niger river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 48%–66% with Tieyaxo Boso [boz] (most similar).

Language Use

All ages. Also use Bamanankan [bam].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

The Bambara term Boso refers to the entire ethnic group. Muslim.