Konabéré

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Black Bobo, Bobo, Bobo Fi, Bobo Fing, Bobo Madaré, Boboda, Northern Bobo Madaré
Population

35,000 in Burkina Faso (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], Jula [dyu].

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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