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Kita Maninka language

Kita Maninkakan, or Central Malinke, is a Manding language spoken by close to a million people in Mali, where it is a national language. About 10% are ethnically Fula.

Kita Maninkakan
Central Malinke
Native toMali
Native speakers
449,000 (2001-2014)[1][2]
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
mwk – Kita Maninka
xkg – Kagoro

The Kagoro variety is 86% lexically similar according to Ethnologue, and is being replaced by Bambara.


  1. ^ "Maninkakan, Kita". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  2. ^ "Kagoro". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kita–Kagoro". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.