Bankan Tey is a Dogon language spoken in the village complex Walo (also spelled Oualo) near Douentza in central Mali. It is closely related to Ben Tey within Dogon. As of May 2018, Bankan Tey remains on my “to do” list in terms of grammatical description and texts. These recordings were made in Walo in 2011 and have not yet been transcribed although there is a fair chance I will be able to work on them in the next few years. If nothing materializes before 2022, I authorize other linguists to transcribe, translate, and/or analyse the texts.
2011 side A
2011 side B
The work on the Bangime language, spoken by the Bangande people, was carried out as part of a larger linguistic fieldwork project focused on Dogon languages. Bangime is confirmed as a language isolate with no demonstrable linguistic relatives—possibly the only such isolate in West Africa.
Jalkunan is an endangered language of the Mande family, spoken in the village cluster of Blédougou in southwestern Burkina Faso. The lexical work complements a published grammar with texts. See the readme for further information.
images of villages in Mali in which Najamba Kindige (Dogon family) is the primary language. Each file name contains important information about the photos, and are structured thus: LanguageFamily_Language_IdentificationNumber_GeographicCoordinate_Description_Date_InitialsOfThePhotographer