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

West of Faranah, south toward Sierra Leone border, north to Passaya; Balaki subprefecture, Senegal-Mali border. Also in Mali (Jalunga), Senegal (Jalunga), Sierra Leone.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 2009.
Writing
Arabic script. Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim.

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