Samo, Matya

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Northwestern Samo, San, Sane, Tougan, West Central Goe
Population

105,000 in Burkina Faso (1995 R. Jones). Population total all countries: 105,230.

Location

Sourou Province, Mouna and Solenzo areas; Ouaga, Bobo, Dedougou, and Koudougou cities. Also in Mali.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Jula [dyu] or Mòoré [mos].

Language Development
Motivation to read French is high. A literacy center near Tougan teaches Jula.
Other Comments

The Rimaïbé are Samo who were former Fula slaves, now also speak Fulfulde [fuh]. Traditional religion, Christian.