Bambara speaking countriesBambara is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in nine countries by a minor part of the population.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 46 percent is in Mali. A total of about 16.4 million people worldwide speak Bambara as their mother tongue.
|Mali||Western Africa||no||46.3 %||10,142,000|
|Ivory Coast||Western Africa||no||8.4 %||2,308,000|
|Senegal||Western Africa||no||10.3 %||1,738,000|
|Burkina Faso||Western Africa||no||4.8 %||1,061,000|
|Gambia||Western Africa||no||21.1 %||557,000|
|Guinea||Western Africa||no||2.0 %||271,000|
|Sierra Leone||Western Africa||no||1.6 %||135,000|
|Guinea-Bissau||Western Africa||no||5.1 %||105,000|
|Liberia||Western Africa||no||2.0 %||104,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Bambara as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.