Lele

Print

A language of Guinea

Population

23,000 (1998 B. Willits). 12,000 in Kissidougou Prefecture and 11,000 in Guekedou.

Location

Faranah and Nzerekore regions: main centers are Yombiro, Tangalto, and Kassadou.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Yombiro Lele (North Lele), Tangalto Lele (East Lele), Kassadou Lele (South Lele), Kounte Lele (Central Lele). Kassadou cannot understand Tangalto. Lexical similarity: 55% with Eastern Maninkakan [emk] and Mogofin [mfg], 73% with Kuranko [knk] of Sierra Leone, 62% with Kuranko of Guinea.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Eastern Maninkakan [emk].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

Free Views Left: