Link to African languages including Wolof and Mandinka, Fufulde, Swahili, Zulu
These pages have several downloadable language manuals. Click below to find them all.
Pular (or Fula) is spoken mostly throughout the Fouta Djallon region in central Guinea. However, the Fulani people (or Peuls) are scattered throughout Guinea.
The Pular Guide for Peace Corps Guinea is the best resource for learning this difficult and amazing language. Developed by Herb Caudill (RPCV), this is a .pdf document (readable with Adobe Acrobat reader). Complete with silly pictures and cultural guides.
Parlons Pular, by Peace Corps’ very own Alpha Baldé, is now for sale.
Malinke is somewhat like Bambara and is spoken mostly in Haute (Upper) Guinea.
Malinke is somewhat like Bambara and is spoken mostly in Haute (Upper) Guinea. You can download the Peace Corps Guinea Malinke manual at the links below:
This link may also be useful for learning to write Malinke using the N’Ko alphabet:
N’Ko Study Tutorial
Susu bears some similarity to Malinke. It is spoken primarily in the Basse Côte (lower Guinea). You can download the Peace Corps Guinea Susu manual at the links below:
Guinea Peace Corps volunteers trained in Senegal before 2001 where they used Wolof–one of the native languages of Senegal–during training.