The Forest Maninka (also known as Wassulunka) [myq] entry in E16/E17 is described as an ethnic Fulani group who now speak an East Manding language. This variety, however, scores over 90% lexicostatistical similarity with several other East Manding (e.g., Eastern Maninkakan [emk]) languages which have separate entries in the E16/E17 ( Long, Ronald W. 1971 :56 ) and should thus not have a separate entry. See also: Eastern Maninkakan [emk].
Retired in ISO 639-3:
Excerpt from change request document:
Forest Maninka is a phantom language. I’m afraid, I’m partly guilty of its emergence: many years ago, I invented this term as generic for the continuum Manya – Konya – Odienne Jula, and later on, someone reinterpreted it as a language of a lower level. In reality, no language of this name exists.