Sembla language

Not to be confused with Southern Samo language.
Region Burkina Faso
Native speakers
17,000 (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sos
Glottolog seek1238[2]

Sembla (Sambla), or Seenku (Seeku), is a Mande language of Burkina Faso. The northern and southern dialects, Timiku and Gbeneku, are easily intelligible.

The language is also known as Sembla, Sambla, Samogho, and "Southern Samo", which is also the name of one of the Samo languages.


  1. Seenku at Ethnologue (13th ed., 1996).
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Seeku". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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