Songhay, Humburi Senni

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Central Songai, Hombori Songhay, Songai, Songay, Songay Senni, Songhai, Songhay, Songhoy, Songoi, Songoy, Sonrai, Sonrhai
Population

15,000 in Mali (1999 J. Heath). Population total all countries: 25,000.

Location

Mopti Region, Douentza circle, between Gao and Mopti cities; Timbuktu Region, Gourma-Rharous circle. Also in Burkina Faso (Songhay).

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Closely related languages: Koyraboro Senni Songhay [ses], Zarma [dje], Dendi [ddn], Tadaksahak and [dsq]. Maransé dialect is 77% intelligible of Songhay of Falangountou. Lexical similarity: Maransé is 65% with Songhay of Falangoutou, 35% with Songhay of Gao.

Typology

SOV; tonal

Language Development
Bible portions.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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