Bozo, Jenaama

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A language of Mali

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

197,000 in Mali (2003 SIL), increasing.

Location

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.

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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]. Used as L2 by Bangime [dba].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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