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Soninke language

LC control 85125227
LC classificationPL8686
Topical headingSoninke language
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Variant(s)Aswanik language
Dyakanke language
Gadyaga language
Marka language (Soninke)
Sarakole language
Sarakolle language
Sarawule language
Serahuli language
Silabe language
Sonike language
Sooninke language
Toubakai language
Wakore language
See alsoAfrica, West--Languages
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Western Mande languages
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Found inSoumare, M. Le Sooninke en Mauritanie, 1984 (Sooninke)
Ethnologue: pp. 161, 229, etc. (Soninke (Sarakole, Sarawule, Toubakai, Wakore, Gadyaga, Serahuli, Aswanik, Silabe, Marka); Spoken in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and possibly Niger)
Fivaz, S. African languages, 1977: p. 21 (Soninke (Marka, Sarakole, Sarakolle, Saracole, Sarawule, Serahuli, Wakore, Gadyaga, Dyakanke, Toubakai))
Kastenholz, R. Sprachgeschichte im West-Mande, 1996: p. 5 (map - Western Mande languages) p. 15 ff (list of Western Mande languages [at least 25 languages including Soninke], Eastern Mande languages, Manding dialects) p. 25 ff (chart of Mande languages and their relationships; including extensive discussion of reasons for revision of classification of the Mande languages)
Niger-Congo langs., 1989: p. 47 (map - Mande langs, showing Western (including Soninke) and Eastern Mande languages) p. 49 ff (hist. of Mande scholarship and reasons for revision into Western and Eastern branches of Mande)
Biebuyck, D. African ethnonyms, 1996: p. 168 (Mande is also a linguistic division which includes the following groups: 1. Western Mande [Mande-tan]: Bamana, Dyalonke, Kyula, Gbandi, Gbundi, Hwela, Kasonke, Kono, Kuranko, Kpelle, Ligbi, Loko, Loma, Maline, Mende, Numu, Soninke, Susu, Sia, Vai)
Ethnologue, 2009 (Soninke [snk], a language of Mali; also in Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal; alt. names: Aswanik, Maraka, Marka, Sarakole, Sarakule, Serahule; also (in Gambia): Gadyaga, Sarahole, Sarahuli, Sarawule, Silabe, Toubakai, Wakore; dialects: Azer, (Adjer, Aser), Kinbakka, Xenquenna; their own name for the language is 'Soninkanxanne'; the 'Marka' name used for Soninke is different from the Marka [rkm] language)