Picture Languages

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 9.2 million people worldwide speak Malinke as their mother tongue.
Distribution Malinke

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GuineaWestern Africano23.2 %3,131,000
Ivory CoastWestern Africano11.4 %3,084,000
MaliWestern Africano5.6 %1,168,000
GambiaWestern Africano32.1 %798,000
SenegalWestern Africano3.8 %653,000
LiberiaWestern Africano5.1 %264,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano6.9 %139,000

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.