Soninke

Code de la langue (ISO 639-3): snk
Population: 700,000 in Mali (1991). 125,000 Diawara (1991 Vanderaa), 374,042 L1 Marka speakers (1987 census). Population total all countries: 1,250,000.
Region: Nioro, Nara, Banamba, Yélémané, Kayes principal towns. Possibly in Niger. Also in Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal.
Alternate names: Aswanik, Maraka, Marka, Sarakole, Sarakule, Serahule.
Dialects: Azer (Adjer, Aser), Kinbakka, Xenqenna.