Wamey

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A language of Senegal

Alternate Names
Conhague, Coniagui, Koniagui, Konyagi, Wamei
Autonym
Wamay
Population

21,000 in Senegal (2015 J. Leclerc), decreasing. Total users in all countries: 38,000.

Location

Kédougou region; a few in Tambacounda region; scattered along Guinea border.

Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Language Use

Mixed attitudes, from positive among older people to more neutral among the young. Most also use Pulaar [fuc].

Language Development

NT: 2018.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

All other ethnic groups consider Wamey too difficult to learn. Traditional religion, Christian.

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