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Diola speaking countries

Diola is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 2 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 9%, it is most widespread in the Gambia. A total of about 1.1 m people worldwide speak Diola as their mother tongue.

Distribution Diola

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SenegalWestern Africano5.0 %837,000
GambiaWestern Africano9.2 %222,000


Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Diola 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.