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Soninke speaking countries

Soninke 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.

Distribution Soninke

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
GuineaWestern Africano11.0 %1,445,000
SenegalWestern Africano1.3 %218,000
GambiaWestern Africano7.6 %184,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano2.7 %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.