Kuranko

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A language of Sierra Leone

Alternate Names
Koranko
Population

268,000 in Sierra Leone (2006). Population total all countries: 323,200.

Location

Northern province: Kabala area.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Barrawa, Mankaliya, Mongo, Ney, Nieni, Sambaya, Sengbe. Guinean Kuranko varieties represent a dialectal continuum between the Sierra-Leonean Kuranko and Eastern Maninkakan [emk]. Lexical similarity: 51% with Eastern Maninkakan [emk], 59% with Sankaran Maninka [msc], and 62% with Lele [llc] (2000 D. Rainwater).

Language Use

Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%. Dictionary. Bible: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim.

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