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Dagaare language

NameDagaare
StatesGhana, Burkina Faso
Speakers>1 million
EthnicityDagaaba people
FamilycolorNiger-Congo
Fam2Atlantic Congo
Fam3Savannas?
Fam4Gur
Fam5Northern Gur
Fam6Oti Volta
Fam7Moré Dagbani
Fam8Moré
Lc1dga|ld1=Southern Dagaare|ll1=Southern Dagaare language
Lc2dgd|ld2=Dagaari Dioula|ll2=Dagaari Dioula
Lc3dgi|ld3=Northern Dagara|ll3=Northern Dagara language
MapcaptionMajority areas of Northern Dagara speakers, in red, on a map of Burkina Faso.

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Dagaare is the maternal language of the Dagaaba people in Ghana and Burkina Faso. It has been described as a dialect continuum that also includes Waale and Birifor.

Ethnologue divides Dagaare into three languages:

*Southern Dagaare language (dga), which is spoken mainly in Ghana

*Northern Dagara language (dgi), which is spoken mainly in Burkina Faso

*Dagaari Dioula (dgd), which is spoken mainly in Burkina Faso, and has significant influence from the genetically unrelated Dioula language




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