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Bambara speaking countries

Bambara is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 9 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 46%, it is most widespread in Mali. A total of about 15.0 m people worldwide speak Bambara as their mother tongue.

Distribution Bambara

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
MaliWestern Africano46.3 %9,102,000
Ivory CoastWestern Africano8.4 %2,160,000
SenegalWestern Africano10.3 %1,679,000
Burkina FasoWestern Africano4.8 %975,000
GambiaWestern Africano21.1 %495,000
GuineaWestern Africano2.0 %255,000
Sierra LeoneWestern Africano1.6 %125,000
LiberiaWestern Africano2.0 %99,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano5.1 %98,000