Sénoufo, Supyire

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Sup’ide, Suppire, Supyire
Population

350,000 (2007 SIL). 100,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 500,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Sikasso Region, Sikasso circle, north from Sikasso city.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Fanywohoshin, Kadi, Kampwo, Nyana nyuni.

Language Use

Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. 250,000 also use Bamanankan [bam]. Used as L2 by Jowulu [jow], Syenara Sénoufo [shz].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 20% in Bambara [bam]. Poetry. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Grammar. NT: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.