Dagaari Dioula

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Dagaari Jula, Dagari Dyoula, Jari, Wala, Yari
Population

21,000 (1999 SIL).

Location

Sissili and Ziro provinces, scattered, Diébougou, To, Boromo, Soukoulaye, Silly, Pa, Dano, Leo, Gao, Dissin, Wessa, Fara, French Hamele.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Not inherently intelligible with Dagaare [dgi], Jula [dyu], or Mòoré [mos]. Lexical similarity: 65%–70% with Northern Dagaare [dgi].

Language Use

West of Mouhoun River some men have proficiency in Jula [dyu], but women have lower proficiency. In some western locations some also speak Mòoré [mos].

Other Comments

Muslim.