Language Bankan Tey

edited by Heath, Jeffrey and Moran, Steven

Bankan Tey ('Walo Language') is an Eastern Dogon language, belonging to the Beni-Walo-Nanga subgroup and is spoken in a village cluster Walo (old French spelling Oualo, native name Bankan) at the eastern end of the very long Gandamiya inselberg, not far from Douentza. Walo is a well-known site for pottery-making (large globular water jars without feet). In the past, Walo and Beni had a single chief, alternating between the two villages.


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