Malinke speaking countriesMalinke 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.
|Guinea||Western Africa||no||23.2 %||3,139,000|
|Ivory Coast||Western Africa||no||11.4 %||3,133,000|
|Mali||Western Africa||no||5.6 %||1,227,000|
|Gambia||Western Africa||no||32.1 %||847,000|
|Senegal||Western Africa||no||3.8 %||641,000|
|Liberia||Western Africa||no||5.1 %||265,000|
|Guinea-Bissau||Western Africa||no||6.9 %||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.