Maninkakan, Kita

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Central Malinke, Kita Maninka, Malinke
Population

434,000 (2009 census).

Location

Kayes region: Kita circle except far east; Koulikoro region: west of Bamako; Ségou region: Baroueli circle, and Bamako capital district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Recognized language (1996, Law 96-049 of 28 December).

Dialects

Bagè, Biriko (Birgo), Kita, Sagabari. Kita have 64% intelligibility of Bamanankan [bam]. A member of macrolanguage Mandingo [man].

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Muslim.