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Minyaka (Mamara)

Spoken in

speaker 740,000


Official status
Other official status in MaliMali Mali ( national language )
Language codes
ISO 639-3


The Minyanka (also known as Mamara , Miniyanka , Minya , Mianka , Minianka, or Tupiire ) is a northern Senufo language spoken by over 700,000 people in southeastern Mali .

It is closely related to the Supyire and Schempire languages . Mamara is one of the national languages of Mali, along with Maasina-Fulfulde and West Maninka .


  • Dombrowsky-Hahn, Klaudia (ed. By Miehe, Gudrun; Reineke, Brigitte; Roncador, Manfred von) (1999) Phénomènes de contact entre les langues Minyanka et Bambara (Sud du Mali) . Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.
  • Prost, André (1964) Contribution à l'étude des langues Voltaiques . Dakar: Institut Francophone de l'Afrique Noire.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Assemblée nationale: Le mamara passe, la piraterie fâche, L'Essor December 1, 2006 ( copie sur  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link accordingly Instructions and then remove this notice. )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /