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Spoken in

speaker 128,000

Niger Congo

Official status
Other official status in MaliMali Mali
Language codes
ISO 639-3


Xaasongaxango is a Manding West language spoken as a mother tongue by the Khassonké on the border between Mali and Senegal .

It has around 128,000 to 170,000 speakers in all countries and is a national language of Mali . Xaasongaxango is very closely related to Malinke and Mandinka . Alternative names for the language are Xasonga , Kassonke , Khassonka , Khassonké , Khasonke , Kasonke , Kasson , Kasso , Xaasonga , Xasonke, and Xassonke .

See also


  • Koite-Herschel, Ute. 1981. La translation du constituent verbal: le cas du xasonga. Mandenkan 2 (Automne 1981): 3-16.
  • Sullivan, Terrence D. 2004. "A preliminary report of existing information on the Manding languages ​​of West Africa: summary and suggestions for future research." SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2004-005: 34 p. http://www.sil.org/silesr/abstract.asp?ref=2004-005

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