Serer-Sine

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A language of Senegal

Alternate Names
Seereer, Seex, Sereer, Serer, Sérère-Sine, Serer-Sin, Serrer, Sine-Saloum, Sine-Sine
Population

1,130,000 in Senegal (2006). Population total all countries: 1,161,900.

Location

West central; Sine and Saloum river valleys.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (2001, Constitution, Article 1).

Dialects

Dyegueme (Gyegem), Fadyut-Palmerin, Niominka, Segum, Sine. Niominka and Serere-Sine dialects are mutually inherently intelligible.

Language Use

All ages. Used as L2 by Saafi-Saafi [sav].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Bible: 2008.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Sereer. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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