Dagaari Dioula

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Dagaari Jula, Dagari Dyoula, Jari, Wala, Yari
Population

21,000 (1999 SIL).

Location

Centre-Ouest region: Sissili and Zuri provinces, Boromo, Dano, Diébougou, Dissin, Fara, French Hamele, Gao, Leo, Pa, Silly, Soukoulaye, To, and Wessa.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Not inherently intelligible with Dagaare [dgi], Jula [dyu], or Mòoré [mos]. Lexical similarity: 65%–70% with Northern Dagaare [dgi].

Language Use

Some also use Mòoré [mos], particularly in some western areas. Also use Jula [dyu], especially some men (and women, but with lower proficiency) west of the Mouhoun river.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], experimental.

Other Comments

Muslim.

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