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.
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Languages 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
Jola-Fonyi (Kujamatay), spoken around Bignona. The official standard.
Bandial, spoken in a small area south of the
Bayot 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
^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds.
(2017). "Nuclear Jola".
Kujamaat Jóola Folklore and Language materials
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Bayot Fonyi Banjaal Gusilay. Ejamat Kasa Kuwaataay Karon Mlomp
Balanta Bayot Bijago Mandjak Mankanya Papel
Basari Bedik Bapeng Biafada Fula Konyagi Lehar Ndut Noon Pajade Palor Safen Serer
Baga Pokur Banyum Kasanga Kobiana Mbulungish Nalu Wolof
Baga Bom Bullom So Krim Kissi Landoma Sherbro Sua Temne
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