Sénoufo, Sìcìté

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Sìcìré, Sìcìté, Sìpììté, Sucite, Tagba
Population

35,000 in Burkina Faso (1999 SIL). Population total all countries: 38,000.

Location

Kénédougou Province, Tagouara plateau, Koloko and Ouelaní prefectures, west of Bobo-Dioulasso, to Mali border. Also in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Intelligibility low of Nanerige Senoufo [sen].

Typology

SOV; postpositions; genitives before nouns, articles, adjectives, numerals after noun head, question word initial; 1 prefix, 2 suffixes; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects; CV, CVV; tonal, 3 tones

Language Use

All ages. Also use Jula [dyu] or French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Low. Literacy rate in L2: 20% Jula or French. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1995–1999.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Little intermarriage with others in the southern area. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.

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