Bambara speaking countriesBambara 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 15.4 m people worldwide speak Bambara as their mother tongue.
|Mali||Western Africa||no||46.3 %||9,376,000|
|Ivory Coast||Western Africa||no||8.4 %||2,216,000|
|Senegal||Western Africa||no||10.3 %||1,725,000|
|Burkina Faso||Western Africa||no||4.8 %||1,003,000|
|Gambia||Western Africa||no||21.1 %||510,000|
|Guinea||Western Africa||no||2.0 %||263,000|
|Sierra Leone||Western Africa||no||1.6 %||128,000|
|Liberia||Western Africa||no||2.0 %||101,000|
|Guinea-Bissau||Western Africa||no||5.1 %||100,000|
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 maybe not listed here.