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Soninke speaking countries

Soninke is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in three countries by a minor part of the population.

With 219,397 native speakers, Soninke has the highest prevalence in Senegal. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 8 percent is in the Gambia. A total of about 544,635.0 people worldwide speak Soninke as their mother tongue.
Distribution Soninke

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SenegalWestern Africano1.3 %219,000
GambiaWestern Africano7.6 %201,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano2.7 %125,000

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 unlikely to be listed here.