Bamanankan

Code de la langue (ISO 639-3): bam
Population: 2 700 000 au Mali (1995). 75 000 Ganadugu (Vanderaa 1991), 41 200 Wasulu. Population totale tous les pays: 2 772 340.
Region: Aussi au Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambie, Guinée, Mauritanie, Sénegal.
Alternate names: Bamanakan, Bambara
Dialects: Standard Bambara, Somono, Segou, San, Beledugu, Ganadugu, Wasulu (Wasuu, Wassulunka, Wassulunke), Sikasso. There are many local dialects. The main division is Standard Bambara, influenced heavily by Western Maninkakan [mlq], and rural dialects. Bamanankan dialects are spoken in varying degrees by 80% of the population. Wasulu is a dialect of Bamanankan in Mali and of Western Maninkakan [mlq] in Guinea.