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Resources by SIL:

Phonologie du jôwulu ("samogho")

langue mandé du Mali et du Burkina Faso
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2004
Languages: Jowulu

Jôwulu, which is also known as “Samogho”, is a West-Mande language and therefore belongs to the large Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in South-Eastern Mali and South-Western Burkina Faso by the Jori people. There are about 10,000 to 15,000 speakers in both countries. The phonological sketch is proceded by a brief demographic, ethnographic, and sociolinguistic introduction.

Subject: Phonology

Lexikalische Kategorien und grammatische Strukturen im Tigemaxo (Bozo, Mande)

Lexical Categories and Grammatical Structure in Bozo Tigemaxo
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1996
Language: Bozo, Tiéyaxo
Subject: Grammar
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Le malinké de Kita

Un parler mandingue de l’ouest du Mali
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2009
Language: Malinké, Kita
Subject: Grammar

Texts in Koroboro Senni

Songhay of Gao, Mali
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1998

Koroboro Senni is the Songhay language spoken in the city of Gao (northern Mali), the capital of the Songhay Empire of the late Middle Ages. The language extends along the Niger River, west to Bamba and east to the border with the Republic of Niger. The major dialectal differences involve the Bamba area in the west versus the mainstream dialect (from the Gao area to the border).

Subject: Texts

Texts in Koyra Chiini

Songhay of Timbuktu, Mali
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1998

Koyra Chiini is a Songhay language spoken along the Niger River in northern Mali. This volume contains texts from the fabled city of Timbuktu (152 pp.), a nearby village (24 pp.), and the town Niafunké (94 pp.). It also includes 118 pages of texts in Djenné Chiini, a closely related variety spoken in the enclave city of Djenné. The transcriptions respect dialectal variations.

Subject: Texts

A Grammar of Koyraboro (Koroboro) Senni

The Songhay of Gao, Mali
Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 1999

After a general introduction to the language of Koyraboro Senni, the history of the people, and the geography of the region, the grammar proceeds with an overview of the grammatical system of Koyraboro Senni. This is followed by chapters on phonology, the categorical components and the structure of noun phrases, verbal derivation, and the structure of verb phrases. The syntax-discourse material is organized into a chapter on discourse-functional elements and their syntax, a chapter covering a range of traditional clause-level syntactic phenomena, and a final chapter focusing on anaphora.

Subjects: Phonology, Grammar