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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 32%, it is most widespread in the Gambia. A total of about 9.0 m people worldwide speak Malinke as their mother tongue.

Distribution Malinke

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GuineaWestern Africano23.2 %3,047,000
Ivory CoastWestern Africano11.4 %3,007,000
MaliWestern Africano5.6 %1,134,000
GambiaWestern Africano32.1 %776,000
SenegalWestern Africano3.8 %636,000
LiberiaWestern Africano5.1 %258,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano6.9 %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.