Soninke speaking countriesSoninke is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 4 countries by a minor part of the population.
With a share of around 11%, it is most widespread in Guinea. A total of about 2.0 m people worldwide speak Soninke as their mother tongue.
|Guinea||Western Africa||no||11.0 %||1,445,000|
|Senegal||Western Africa||no||1.3 %||218,000|
|Gambia||Western Africa||no||7.6 %||184,000|
|Mauritania||Western Africa||no||2.7 %||126,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Soninke 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.