Mankanya

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A language of Guinea-Bissau

Alternate Names
Bola, Mancagne, Mancang, Mancanha, Mankaañ, Mankanha
Population

44,200 in Guinea-Bissau (2006 World Factbook). Population total all countries: 75,050.

Location

Northwest of Bissau, Bula, and Có. Also in Gambia, Senegal.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Uhula, Uwoh. Related to Mandjak [mfv].

Language Use

Home, local market. All ages. Neutral attitudes. Also use Upper Guinea Crioulo [pov], Portuguese [por], Mandjak [mfv], or Papel [pbo].

Language Development
A national organization promotes adult literacy and language use. Radio programs. Films. Grammar. Bible portions: 2000–2005.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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