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DICTIONNAIRE D’APPRENTISSAGE MAAWE (Manon)-FRANÇAIS : Mots, Dialogues, et Expressions Courantes

Soh Pletah BONIMY & Gen YAMAKOSHI


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Gen YAMAKOSHI

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DICTIONNAIRE D’APPRENTISSAGE MAAWE (MANON)-FRANÇAIS : MOTS, DIALOGUES, ET EXPRESSIONS COURANTES

Soh Pletah BONIMY
Union des Volontaires pour le Développement Intégré de Zantompiézo

Gen YAMAKOSHI
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Université de Kyoto

ABSTRACT
      The conservation and revitalization of minority languages is a major cultural
concern in contemporary Africa. The Mande-speaking Manon (or Mano in Liberia) people are
one of the smallest minority ethnic groups in the Republic of Guinea. Only about 100,000
speakers of Maawe, a language in the Mande family, reside in Guinea, and about 350,000
individuals speak this language worldwide. This study provides the fi rst wordbook-style
materials for learning this minority language, produced in French by a native linguist and
based on intensive fi eldwork.

Key Words: Guinea; Mande; West Africa; Minority; Dictionary.

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