Picture Languages

Malinke speaking countries

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

With 3.14 million native speakers, Malinke has the highest prevalence in Guinea. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 32 percent is in the Gambia. A total of about 9.4 million people worldwide speak Malinke as their mother tongue.
Distribution Malinke

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GuineaWestern Africano23.2 %3,139,000
Ivory CoastWestern Africano11.4 %3,133,000
MaliWestern Africano5.6 %1,227,000
GambiaWestern Africano32.1 %847,000
SenegalWestern Africano3.8 %641,000
LiberiaWestern Africano5.1 %265,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano6.9 %142,000

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 unlikely to be listed here.