This is a collection of photos of villages located primarily in Central Mali. These photos are primarily of Dogon villages, but there are village photos of other nearby ethnicities, including Bangande, Fulbe, Tuareg, Songay, and Bozo.These photos were taken to document the villages Professor Jeffrey Heath worked in and people he worked with while documenting languages throughout the region. For interactive geographical maps involving these villages see: http://dogonlanguages.org/geography.cfm.
Yorno So is the variety of the Toro So subgroup of the Dogon language family. It is spoken in the Yendouma village cluster along the base of cliffs on the eastern side of the Dogon (Bandiagara) plateau in east-central Mali. It is not yet completely clear whether it is best described as a dialect of Toro So (which also includes Sangha So, Ibi So, and other varieties), or as a separate language. As of May 2018 my opinion is that it is a dialect.
A grammar of Yorno So was published electronically at Language Description Heritage Library in 2017. http://ldh.clld.org/2017/09/01/escidoc2326768-2/ This is backed up at Deep Blue documents. http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/139021. An excerpt of this document that includes a transcription and an English translation of audio files texts 1-6 is included in this dataset. Texts 07, 08, and 09 have not yet been transcribed. I give permission to other linguists to transcribe, translate, and/or analyze those texts.
Images of villages in Mali in which Toro So (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