Malinke speaking countriesMalinke is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 7 countries by a minor part of the population.
With a share of around 32%, it is most widespread in the Gambia. A total of about 9.0 m people worldwide speak Malinke as their mother tongue.
|Guinea||Western Africa||no||23.2 %||3,047,000|
|Ivory Coast||Western Africa||no||11.4 %||3,007,000|
|Mali||Western Africa||no||5.6 %||1,134,000|
|Gambia||Western Africa||no||32.1 %||776,000|
|Senegal||Western Africa||no||3.8 %||636,000|
|Liberia||Western Africa||no||5.1 %||258,000|
|Guinea-Bissau||Western Africa||no||6.9 %||136,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Malinke 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.