Balanta Language

Balanta Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Balanta is an Atlantic language of west Africa spoken by the Balanta people. Balanta is divided into two languages, one of which is the Balanta-Kentohe language, spoken by a total of 423,000 people on the north central and central coast of Guinea-Bissau as well as in The Gambia. The second language that Balanta can be split into is Balanta-Ganja, spoken by 86,000 people in the southwest corner of and the south of Senegal. Balanta-Kentohe and Balanta-Ganja are separate languages and are distinct from one another. Balanta has case prefixes and suffixes alternatively interpreted as a definite article dependent on the noun class.[citation needed] Films and portions of the Bible have been produced in Balanta-Kentohe. Literacy is less than 1% for Balanta-Ganja. In September of 2000, Balanta-Ganja was granted the status of a national language in Senegal, and as of then can now be taught in elementary school.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136773031
  • 9786136773032