Maninka, Konyanka

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A language of Guinea

Alternate Names
Konya, Konyakakan, Konyanka
Population

210,000 in Guinea (2012 V. Vydrin). Population total all countries: 249,200.

Location

Nzérékoré Region, Beyla prefecture. Gbasando dialect: Kabadian Mallerou, Ouanino, Dyibarou, Balanfe, Diatela, Boukorodou villages along the Beyla-Sinko road and to the north of Sinko. Woroduu dialect: Sokourala subprefecture. Karagba dialect: Lola subprefecture. Also in Liberia.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Gbasando, Gbeeka, Karagba, Konya, Woroduu. Gbasando speakers are believed to be Fulbe by origin. Woroduu is different from Worodougou [jud] in Côte d’Ivoire, similar to Wojenaka [jod].. Lexical similarity: 72% with Eastern Maninkakan [emk].

Language Use

All Karagba are bilingual in Kono [knu].

Other Comments

Speakers of the eastern dialects often refer to themselves as Jula. Muslim.

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