Dogon, Bankan Tey


A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Bankan Tey, Oualo, Walo

L1 users: 1,320 (1998 census).


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

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


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. Texts.

Unwritten [Qaax].

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