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Malinke is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 7 countries by a minor part of the population.

Malinke is solely spoken in Western Africa.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GuineaWestern Africano23.2 %2.88 M
Ivory CoastWestern Africano11.4 %2.70 M
MaliWestern Africano5.6 %1.01 M
GambiaWestern Africano34.1 %695,000
SenegalWestern Africano3.8 %586,000
LiberiaWestern Africano5.1 %235,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano6.9 %125,000