Bookkeeping: Forest Maninka

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

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:

  • Change request: 2012-082
  • ISO 639-3: myq
  • Name: Forest Maninka
  • Reason: non-existent
  • Effective: 2013-01-23

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.

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