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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Ouala, Ouara, Samoe, Samwé
Population

4,500 (Johnstone 1993).

Location

Cascades region: Leraba province west of Banfora, Sindou town area. Main village is Néguéni.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Negueni-Klani, Ouatourou-Niasogoni, Soulani. The Negueni dialect has over 95% intelligibility of the Niansogoni dialect, but Niansogoni below 80% of Negueni. No intelligibility of Natioro [nti]. Reportedly similar to Paleni [pnl].

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Jula [dyu].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim.