Guinea - Languages



French is the official language and the language of administration. In 1967, a cultural revolution was announced for the purpose of "de-Westernizing" Guinean education. A literacy program begun in 1968 sought eventually to teach all citizens to speak and write one of the eight principal local languages: Malinké (Maninkakan), Fulani (Poular), Soussou, Kpelle (Guerzé), Loma (Toma), Kissi, Coniagui, and Bassari, all of which belong to the Niger-Congo language group. After the fall of the Touré regime in 1984, French was again emphasized; however, the tribal languages are still spoken.

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Jeff Zagamagon
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Feb 13, 2008 @ 4:16 pm
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Oct 28, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
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Dee
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Nov 6, 2012 @ 10:10 am
need to know how to say 'father' in the languages of the guinea people. All languages if possible...
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gREHDA
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Jan 26, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
I WISH THAT IT WOULD TELL ME WHO SAYS WHAT LANGUAGE LIKE THE ETHNIC GROUPS

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