Samo language (Burkina)

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Samo
Sane
RegionBurkina Faso
Native speakers
230,000 (1995–1999)[1]
Niger–Congo
  • Mande
    • Eastern Mande
      • Bissa–Busa
        • Samo–Busa
          • Samo
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
stj – Matya Samo
sym – Maya Samo
sbd – Southern Samo
Glottologmand1437[2]
Languages of Burkina Faso.png
Majority areas of Samo speakers, in grey, on a map of Burkina Faso

Samo (Sane, San, Sa) is a dialect cluster of Mande languages spoken in Burkina Faso. Intelligibility between its varieties is low. The following have been coded as separate languages by ISO:

  • Matya Samo
  • Maya Samo
  • Southern Samo[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Matya Samo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Maya Samo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Southern Samo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mande Samo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ The Seenku a.k.a. Sembla language is also called 'Southern Samo'.