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Jola or Diola is a dialect continuum spoken in Senegal, the Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau. It belongs to the Bak branch of the Niger–Congo language family.

Contents

1 Languages

1.1 Bayot

2 References 3 External links

Languages[edit] The primary branches of Jola proper and to some extent Central Jola are not mutually intelligible. The main varieties are:

Bayot Jola proper

Kwatay (Kuwaataay), spoken along the coast south of the Casamance River. Karon–Mlomp

Karon, spoken along the coast of Casamance
Casamance
south of Diouloulou. Mlomp

Central Jola

Jola-Fonyi (Kujamatay), spoken around Bignona. The official standard. Bandial, spoken in a small area south of the Casamance
Casamance
River. Gusilay, spoken in the village of Thionck Essyl. Jola-Felupe (Ediamat), spoken in a handful of villages south of Oussouye in Oussouye Department. Kerak may be a dialect. (Jola) Kasa, spoken around Oussouye.

Bayot[edit] Bayot, spoken around Ziguinchor, is grammatically Jola apart from a non-Jola pronominal system, but maybe half its vocabulary is non-Jola and even non-Atlantic. It may therefore be a language isolate with substantial Jola borrowing (relexification). In any case it is clearly distinct from (other) Jola languages. References[edit]

^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nuclear Jola". Glottolog
Glottolog
3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.  ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bayot". Glottolog
Glottolog
3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

External links[edit]

Kujamaat Jóola Folklore and Language materials

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Atlantic languages

Bak languages

Jola

Bayot Fonyi Banjaal Gusilay. Ejamat Kasa Kuwaataay Karon Mlomp

Other

Balanta Bayot Bijago Mandjak Mankanya Papel

Senegambian

Fula–Tenda

Basari Bedik Bapeng Biafada Fula Konyagi Lehar Ndut Noon Pajade Palor Safen Serer

Others

Baga Pokur Banyum Kasanga Kobiana Mbulungish Nalu Wolof

Mel languages

Baga Bom Bullom So Krim Kissi Landoma Sherbro Sua Temne

Others

Limba Gola

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