Bozo, Jenaama

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Boso, Corogaama, Djenaama, Nononke, Sarkanci, Sarkawa, Sorko, Sorogaama, Sorogoye
Autonym
Sorogama
Population

197,000 (2003 SIL), increasing.

Location

Mopti region: Djenné and Mopti circles on Niger river, Tenenkou and Youwarou circles; Ségou region: Niger river, upstream from Mopti.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Pondori, Kotya (Kotyaxo), Korondougou, Débo. Lexical similarity: 53%–76% with Tieyaxo Bozo [boz] (most similar).

Language Use

Nononke and Somono who live in the same area speak Jenaama as L1. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Bamanankan [bam], particularly northern-dialect speakers with some proficiency in a Songai or Fulfulde variety and southern-dialect speakers in a Bambara variety. Used as L2 by Bangime [dba].

Language Development
Texts. Bible portions: 2008.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab], in development. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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