Songhay, Humburi Senni

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A language of Mali

Alternate Names
Central Songai, Hombori Songhay, Songai, Songay, Songay Senni, Songhai, Songhay, Songhoy, Songoi, Songoy, Sonrai, Sonrhai
Population

15,000 in Mali (1999 J. Heath). Population total all countries: 25,000.

Location

Mopti region: Douentza circle, between Gao and Mopti cities; Tombouctou region: Gourma-Rharous circle.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Hombori, Maransé. Maransé dialect is 77% intelligible of Songhay of Falangountou. Lexical similarity: Maransé is 65% with Songhay of Falangoutou, 35% with Songhay of Gao.

Typology

SOV; tonal.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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