Where on earth do they speak Bamanankan?

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Language: Bamanankan
Number of speakers: 4000000
Language code: bam
Alternate names: Bamako, Bamana, Bamanakan, Bamanankan, Bambara
Where spoken: Ivory Coast, Mali

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  • Language classification: Niger-Congo, Mande, Western, Central-Southwestern, Central, Manding-Jogo, Manding-Vai, Manding-Mokole, Manding, Manding-East, Northeastern Manding, Bamana
  • Dialects: Beledugu, Ganadugu, San, Segou, Sikasso, Somono, Standard Bambara, Wassulunka, Wassulunke, Wasulu, Wasuu
  • Also spoken in: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal
  • Region: Widespread, southern, central Koulikoro, Segou, northern Sikasso, Watershed, middle Niger river; Kayes Region. Also in Côte d’Ivoire (Bambara), Gambia (Bambara), Mauritania (Bambara), Senegal (Bambara).