A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Jo, Samogho

10,000 in Mali (2002 SIL), increasing. Population total all countries: 11,000. Ethnic population: 12,000.


Sikasso Region, Kadiolo circle, Loulouni commune, south of Sikasso town, on Burkina Faso border. Also in Burkina Faso.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Men also use Bamanankan [bam]; the few educated also use some French [fra]; a few also use Supyire Senoufo [spp], or Duungooma [dux].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%. Bible portions: 2004.
Latin script.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Samogho, a cover term including the Dzuungoo [dnn], Duungooma [dux], Bankagooma [bxw], Matya Samo [stj], Jowulu [jow], and possibly other languages. Muslim, traditional religion, Christian.