Duungooma

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Du, Duungo, Mali Duun, Samogho, Samogo, Samoro, Western Duun
Population

70,000 (Vanderaa 1991).

Location

Sikasso Region, Kadiolo and Sikasso circles; Bafini river, north basin, east of Bananso town.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Nearly everyone uses Bamanankan [bam]; students also use French [fra].

Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Samogho is a cover term to include Duungooma [dux], Bankagooma [bxw], and Jowulu [jow]. Muslim, traditional religion.