Dogon, Bankan Tey

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Oualo, Walo
Population

1,320 (1998 census).

Location

Mopti Region, Douentza circle, north Douentza town area, between Debere and Gono; Walo village, other hamlets.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Nanga Dama [nzz] with which it shares both lexicon and a final -m on many nouns. The influence of Songhay on Bankan Tey and Jamsay [djm] on Ben Tey [dbt] have resulted in fairly substantial lexical differentiation.

Language Use

Also use Fulfulde [ffm], Tondi Songway Kiini [tst], and (to a lesser extent) Jamsay Dogon [djm].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Unwritten.