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Malinke speaking countries

Malinke 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 34%, it is most widespread in the Gambia. A total of about 8.4 million people worldwide speak Malinke as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GuineaWestern Africano23.2 %2,950,000
Ivory CoastWestern Africano11.4 %2,770,000
MaliWestern Africano5.6 %1,038,000
GambiaWestern Africano34.1 %716,000
SenegalWestern Africano3.8 %602,000
LiberiaWestern Africano5.1 %241,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano6.9 %128,000