Language Jamsay

edited by Heath, Jeffrey and Moran, Steven

Jamsay (from a common greeting) is the largest-population Dogon language. It is the dominant language of villages in the plains between and northeast of the major inselbergs in the northeastern area. Mainstream Jamsay extends from the Douentza area southeast to Bamba and Koro, and northeast to the Mondoro area (from where some villages extend into Burkina Faso). Mainstream Jamsay is quite uniform.


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