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Wenedinka (sometimes also called Fenedinka) is the name of a creole language, spoken in Venedic West Africa (Gambia). Its main influences are Wenedyk (the language it is based on) and Mandinka, and to a lesser degree Wolof. It is the native language of 150,000 ~ 200,000 people in Gambia, while another 100,000 ~ 200,000 mother tongue speakers of other languages (mainly Mandinka) have it as a second language. Wenedinka came into existence in the late 17th century and is spoken in the Western part of the country, especially near the capital Jakobina. It is the fourth language of Gambia, after Mandinka, Fula and Wolof.
(The first two lines of the Lord's Prayer)
- Obote nossi kaali n-tyóle sé, alo, sóti fkaati lu te númii sé no.
- Wéni lu te dyeñ no, Fatyéti lu te flóta sé no, kombu n-tyóle i su tyer no.