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 (1999 J. Heath). Total users in all countries: 25,000.

Location

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

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. Texts.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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