Sherbro language

Spoken in

Niger - Congo

  • Atlantic - Congo Limba Mel Mel Bullom - Kissi Bullom Southern


The Sherbro language (also known as South Bullom, Shiba, Amampa, Mampa and Mampwa ) is an endangered western Atlantic language of Sierra Leone.

It belongs to the family of languages ​​of the Niger - Congo languages ​​. Although Sherbro has far more speakers than the other Bullom languages, its use falls under the Sherbro people, as English and Krio are preferred spoken.


  • Ethnologue entry for Sherbro
  • Sherbro entry in the UNESCO Red Book of Endangered Languages