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Ben Tey Dogon, named after the village Been it is spoken in, is a divergent, recently described Dogon language spoken in Mali. It is closely related to Bankan Tey and Nanga Dogon. It is said that elders in the Dogon village of Gawru also speak this language. Been is reported to have been settled from the village of Walo, and Ben Tey Dogon differs from Walo Dogon primarily from being under a different foreign influence, as Been village is surrounded by Jamsay-speaking villages, which Walo is not.

Ben Tey
Native speakers
3,000 (2004/2005) to 2,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3dbt


  1. ^ ISO change request
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ben Tey Dogon". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.