Kita Maninkakan
Central Malinke
Native toMali
EthnicityMandinka
Native speakers
449,000 (2001-2014)[1][2]
Niger–Congo
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
mwk – Kita Maninka
xkg – Kagoro
Glottologkita1248
ELPKagoro

Kita Maninkakan, or Central Malinke, is a Manding language spoken by close to a million people in Mali, where it is a national language. About 10% are ethnically Fula.

The Kagoro variety is 86% lexically similar according to Ethnologue, and is being replaced by Bambara.

References

  1. ^ "Maninkakan, Kita". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  2. ^ "Kagoro". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-25.