Jola-Kasa

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A language of Senegal

Alternate Names
Bácuki, Casa, Diola-Kasa, Jóola-Kaasa, Jóola-Kasa
Population

L1 users: 45,100 (2007), increasing.

Location

Ziguinchor region: Bignona and Oussouye districts at Casamance river mouth; Hitou and Niamoun villages north of Casamance river.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ayun, Esulalu (Esuulaalur, Mlomp South, Oussouye), Fluvial, Huluf, Selek, Bliss (Niomoun).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Upper Guinea Crioulo [pov], Wolof [wol]. Used as L2 by Bandial [bqj], Bayot [bda], Ejamat [eja], Kuwaataay [cwt].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 5%. Literature. Radio. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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