Seeku

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Sambla, Samogho, Sembla, Southern Samo
Population

17,000. 5,000 in the northern dialect (4 villages), 12,000 in the southern (7 villages).

Location

Houet Province, Bobo-Dioulasso department, west of Bobo-Dioulasso, Karankasso, Bouendé, Torosso, Banzo, Tiara, and Bama villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Northern Seeku (Timiku), Southern Seeku (Gbeneku). Dialects have good inherent intelligibility. 3 minor dialects.

Typology

SOV; tonal

Language Use

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

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Motivation for literacy is high. Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.