197,000 in Mali (2003 SIL), increasing.
Mopti region: Djenné circle, upstream on Niger river, Mopti circle, downstream on Niger river, into Youwarou circle, Tenenkou and Youwarou circles; Ségou region: Niger river, upstream from Mopti.
Débo, Korondougou, Kotya (Kotyaxo), Pondori. Lexical similarity: 53%–76% with Tieyaxo Bozo [boz] (most similar).
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic autonym: Sorogo (sg.), Sorogoye (pl.); glossonym: Sorogama, language of the Bozo. The Bambara term Boso refers to the entire ethnic group. Nononkes are often also called Marka or dry Marka, referring to the fact that they were originally Soninke or Malinke but no longer speak their language. Somono ethnic autonym: Komuo (sg.), Kombye (pl.). Muslim.