ISO 639-3: mos
||5,000,000 in Burkina Faso. Population includes 15,700 Yana (1991).
Population total all countries: 5,036,700.|
||Central Ouagadougou area and throughout the country. Also spoken in
Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Togo.|
||Moose, More, Mole, Mossi, Moshi|
||Saremdé, Taolendé, Yaadré, Ouapadoupou, Yaande, Zaore (Joore), Yana
(Yanga, Jaan). Yana has over 90% intelligibility of Ouagadougou Mòoré, 75%
to 80% of Joore. Joore with Ouagadougou varies from 88% in Tibga to 95% in
Diabo. Yanga dialect is in Togo, completely intelligible with Central
Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Northern, Oti-Volta,
||Dominant African language of Burkina Faso. All ages. Some who have
traveled outside the area speak Jula as second language.|
||Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1983.|
||'Moose' is the name of the people (pl.) or 'Moaaga' (sg.); 'Mòoré' of
the language. Other spellings reflect obsolete spellings or pronunciations
of nonspeakers. SOV; postpositions; genitives, articles, adjectives,
numerals after noun heads; question word final; word order distinguishes
subjects, objects; CV, CVC, CVV, CCV; tonal. Savannah. Peasant
agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Muslim,
Also spoken in:
||17,000 in Mali (1980).|
||Some villages in the Dogon area, near the Burkina Faso border, and
||More, Mole, Mossi, Moshi|
||Speakers came into Mali from Burkina Faso during the colonial period.
Traditional religion, Muslim.|
||19,700 in Togo (1991). Population includes 7,155 in Moore, 7,908 in
Yanga dialect (1981 census).|
||Savana Region, several villages north of Dapaon Senkanssé, Timbou,
||Moose, Mossi, More, Mole, Moshi|
||Yanga (Yana, Yan, Yam, Yaan, Jaan, Timbou).|
||Many monolinguals. Some use French as second language.|
||Literacy rate in second language: Many in the younger generation can
Entries from the SIL Bibliography about this language:
John. 2002. "Sociolinguistic survey report for the Yaana dialect of
John. 2002. "Sociolinguistic survey report of the Jooré, or "Zaoré"
W. 1997. "Education of the Mossi."
2004. "Tonal polarity in Kɔnni."
Ring, J. Andrew.
1991. "Three case studies involving dialect standardization strategies in
(Contes Mossi). 1997.