Jeri language

Region Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Ethnicity 20,000 (1990)[1]
Native speakers
(2,000 cited 1990–1995)[1]
  • Mande

    • Western
      • Central
        • Manding–Jɔgɔ
          • Jɔgɔ–Jeri
            • Jeri
  • Jeri Kuo
  • Jalkunan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
jek  Jeri Kuo
bxl  Jalkunan
Glottolog jeri1241[2]

Jeri is a Mande language of Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. The dialect in Burkina is Jalkunan (Blé, Dyala, Dyalanu, Jalanu), and that of Ivory Coast Jeri Kuo (Celle, Jeli Kuo). The language is endangered, with 90% of ethnic Jeri having shifted to regionally dominant languages.


  1. 1 2 Jeri Kuo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Jalkunan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Jeri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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