Dogon, Bankan Tey

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Oualo, Walo
Population

1,320 (1998 census).

Location

Mopti Region, Douentza circle, north Douentza town area, between Debere and Gono; Walo village, other hamlets.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Nanga Dama [nzz] with which it shares both lexicon and a final -m on many nouns. The influence of Songhay on Bankan Tey and Jamsay [djm] on Ben Tey [dbt] have resulted in fairly substantial lexical differentiation.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Jamsay Dogon [djm], Maasina Fulfulde [ffm], Tondi Songway Kiini [tst].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].