Peace Corps - Temne Language Lessons

We made using the Peace Corps - Temne Language Lessons material easier to use and more effective. You can now read the ebook (in the pane on the left), listen to the audio (pane to the right) and practice your pronunciation (use on the Pronunciation Tool tab on right) all at the same time.

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US Peace Corps Temne  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This material contains lot of vocabulary, grammar, proverbs, useful expressions, situational dialogues and some popular Temne songs have been incorporated into the manual. In attempting to review the original Peace Corps Temne Manuals a lot of resource materials have been drawn from scripts produced mainly in the Grammar of the Language. The authors of such reference materials are highly commended for their enviable work, although their works are not originally produced for audio - lingual teaching and the necessary modifications have had to be made to fit the 'borrowed' material into this manual.

Sierra Leone: 1962-1994, 2010-present

Sierra Leone: Education

Temne is a language of the Mel branch of Niger Congo, spoken in Sierra Leone by about 2 million first speakers. One of the country's most widely spoken languages, it is spoken by 30% of the country's population.[citation needed] It also serves as a lingua franca for an additional 1,500,000 people living in areas near the Temne people. It is closely related to the neighboring Kissi language. It is related to the Baga languages spoken in Guinea and to Sherbro spoken in Sierra Leone. Temne speakers live mostly in the Northern Province and Western Area (Freetown and its environs) of Sierra Leone, Temne speakers can also be found in all 12 districts of Sierra Leone.

Temne people can be found in a number of other West African countries as well, including Guinea and The Gambia.

Temne is spoken in: Sierra Leone

Temne is also called: Themne

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