Konabéré

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Black Bobo, Bobo, Bobo Fi, Bobo Madaré, Northern Bobo Madaré, “Bobo Fing” (pej.)
Autonym
Boboda, Konabéré
Population

L1 users: 35,000 (1995 SIL). Total users in all countries: 60,000.

Location

Boucle du Muhoun region: Banwa province, Tansilla area; Kossi province.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Yaba, Sankuma (Sarokama), Jèrè, Tankri, Kure, Kukoma (Koma). Northern Bobo Madaré has 20%–30% intelligibility of Southern Bobo Madaré. All dialects of Northern understand Yaba, centered in Tansilla. Separate literature may be needed for the Mali dialect. Some linguists treat Bobo as a separate major branch of Mande.

Typology

CV, CVC, CVV, CCV; tonal.

Language Use

Home. Also use French [fra], especially the educated. Also use Jula [dyu], especially most men with good proficiency and some women for common topics, government, and trade.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5% or below. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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