Bayot language

Bayot (Baiot, Baiote, Bayotte) is a language of southern Senegal, southwest of Ziguinchor in a group of villages near Nyassia, and in northwestern Guinea-Bissau, along the Senegalese border, and in the Gambia.

Native toSenegal, Guinea-Bissau
Native speakers
19,000 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bda

The Kugere and Kuxinge (Essin) dialects of Senegal and the Arame (Edamme) and Gubaare dialects of Guinea-Bissau are distinct enough to be sometimes considered different languages.

Bayot is the most divergent of the Jola languages, in the Senegambian branch of the Niger–Congo language family.


  1. ^ Bayot at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bayot". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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