268,000 in Sierra Leone (2006). Population total all countries: 323,200.
Northern province: Kabala area.
Barrawa, Mankaliya, Mongo, Ney, Nieni, Sambaya, Sengbe. Guinean Kuranko varieties represent a dialectal continuum between the Sierra-Leonean Kuranko and Eastern Maninkakan [emk]. Lexical similarity: 51% with Eastern Maninkakan [emk], 59% with Sankaran Maninka [msc], and 62% with Lele [llc] (2000 D. Rainwater).
Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Muslim.