Dzùùngoo

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Eastern Duun, Kpango, Samogho, Samogo, Samoro
Population

13,400 (1998 E. Solomiac). 4,020 monolinguals.

Location

Kenedougou Province, Samorogouan and Samogohiri departments, Orodara town area; Samogo-Iri, Saraba, Diomou, Gnalé, Sokouraba, Todié, and Samogogouan. Kpeengo dialect: Leraba Province, Sindou and Kankalaba departments.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dzùùngoo (Samogohiri), Kpangoo (Samorogouan), Kpeengo.

Typology

SOV; postpositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; question word final; 2 suffixes; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, topic; causatives; comparatives; V, CV, CCV; tonal.

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra], Jula [dyu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5% French. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Dzùùn. Ethnonym: Samogo is the Jula name. Muslim.