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Bambara is spoken by roughly 3 million people. The majority are in Mali; the other territories with recorded Bambara speaking populations are Senegal, Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso.

Bambara is closely related to Dioula, which is spoken in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Gambia.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Bambara as a first language that live in that territory.

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