Situated along a coastal strip stretching from the Senegal River down into Liberia some 750 miles away, the Atlantic people cluster encompasses a number of comparatively small ethnic groups who speak Senegalo-Guinean languages. These groups, varying in size from 250,000 to just a few hundred, are surrounded by the larger Fula, Wolof, and Mande peoples.
-- W. A. A. Wilson, "Atlantic", in The Niger-Congo Languages, Edited by John Bendor-Samuel. Lanham, Maryland: University Press (1989), pp. 81-83.
Peoples within this cluster:
Badyara; Bainouk, Gunyuno; Balanta, Ganja; Balanta, Kentohe; Banta; Banyun; Bassari; Biafada; Bijogo; Bom; Bullom; Gola; Kasanga; Kissi; Kissi, Southern; Kobiana; Konyagi; Krim; Landoma; Limba, East; Mandyak; Mankanya; Nalu; Papel; Pukur, Baga Binari; Sereer; Sherbro; Tanda-Mayo; Temne; Yimba, Limba
Countries where they are found:
Cabo Verde; Canada; France; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Senegal; Sierra Leone
Unreached people groups:
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