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A language of Liberia

Alternate Names
Mandingo, Maninya, Manya Kan, “Toma Maninya” (pej.), “Tuu Kɔlɔ Maninya” (pej.)
Autonym
Maninyakan
Population

81,100 (2015). Total users in all countries: 106,100.

Location

Lofa county: bordering Guinea.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gboninga, Kuaduka. Lexical similarity: 95% with Konyanka Maninka [mku], over 90% with Eastern Maninkakan [emk]. Dialects have over 98% shared vocabulary (2017 J.M. Sheppard).

Language Use

Many also use Eastern Maninkakan [emk], Loma [lom]. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literature.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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