• Language: Bassari
  • Alternate names: Basari, Tenda Basari, Biyan, Onëyan, Onian, Ayan, Wo
  • Language code: bsc
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Atlantic, Northern, Eastern Senegal-Guinea, Tenda (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 10,000-25,000
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script: Latin script.

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    Often identified by the majority population as Bassari. Tenda is a cover term for Oniyan (See: [[Oniyan]]), Badyara (See: [[Badyara]]), Wamey (See: [[Wamey]]), and Ménik (See: [[Ménik]]). High mortality rate. Women intermarry with men from Fulbe and other groups; children become part of the other group. Trading is carried on with the Fulbe. Traditional religion, Christian.

    Bassari is spoken in Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Africa.