Yalunka

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A language of Guinea

Alternate Names
Dialonke, Djallonke, Dyalonke, Jalonke, Jalunga, Yalunke
Population

55,500 in Guinea (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 104,500.

Location

Widely dispersed areas (4); Faranah Prefecture, south toward Sierra Leone border; northern area, northwest Mali Prefecture; north Koubia and north Tougue subprefecture, Senegal-Mali border; Dinguiraye Prefecture, Bafing river, Boukaria area; Gaouala Prefecture, enclave between Guinea-Bissau border and Koumbia.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Firia, Sulima. Reportedly similar to Susu [sus], but only marginally intelligible. Lexical similarity: 83%–92% among dialects.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 2009.
Writing

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

Other Comments

Muslim.

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