Wamey

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A language of Senegal

Alternate Names
Conhague, Coniagui, Koniagui, Konyagi, Wamei
Population

18,400 in Senegal (2007), decreasing. Population total all countries: 23,670.

Location

Southeast and central along Guinea border, pockets, usually beside Pulaar [fuc] language speakers. Also in Guinea.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Positive attitudes among older people; more neutral attitudes among the young. Also use Pulaar [fuc].

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

Ethnic autonym: Konyagi. All other ethnic groups consider Wamey too difficult to learn. Traditional religion, Christian.

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