Mande, Manding, Mandingo, Mandingue, Mandinque, Socé
669,000 in Senegal (2006). Population total all countries: 1,346,000.
Southeast and south central. Also in Gambia, Guinea-Bissau.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (2005, Decree No. 982 of 21 October).
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Magazines. NT: 1989.
Arabic script. Latin script.