Songhay, Koyra Chiini

Code de la langue (ISO 639-3): khq
Population: 200,000 (1999 SIL), increasing
Region: Niger River from Djenné to east of Timbuktu
Alternate names: Songai, Songay, Songhai, Songhay, Songhoy, Songoi, Songoy, Sonrai, Sonrhai, Timbuktu Songhoy, West Songhoy
Dialects: Koyra Chiini, Djenné Chiini. The main dialect division is between Timbuktu and the upriver towns from Diré to Niafunké. A very distinct dialect is in Djenné City. Closely related languages: Koyraboro Senni Songhay, Humburi Senni Songhay, Zarma, Dendi. Lexical similarity: 77% between Gao and Timbuktu dialects, 50% lexical similarity with Tadaksahak.
Ressources par d'autres

A Grammar of Koyra Chiini

The Songhay of Timbuktu
Auteur : Heath, Jeffrey
Editeur : Mouton de Gruyter, 1999

Also available as an eBook.

Sujet : Grammaire

Texts in Koyra Chiini

Songhay of Timbuktu, Mali
Auteur : Heath, Jeffrey
Editeur : 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.

Sujet : Textes