Mossi is member of the Gur branch of Niger-Congo languages and
is spoken in Burkina Faso by about 5 million people, and by about
60,000 in Mali and Togo. It is one of the official regional languages
in Burkina Faso and is closely related to Dagbani, with which is
is mutually intelligible. Mossi is also known as Mòoré,
Mooré, Moré, Moshi, Moore or More.
In Burkina-Faso Mossi is written with a version of the Latin alphabet
based on l'Alphabet national burkinabè (National Burkinan Alphabet),
which was developed at a conference in 1976 to harmonise the written
forms of all the languages of Burkina-Faso, which was known as Upper
Volta at the time. It was officially adopted in 1979.
Mossi alphabet and pronunciation
Ninsaalbã fãa sã n doge, ned fãa so a menga,
ned pa rogd n yaa yamb ye, nebã fãa zema taab b yel-segdɩ
la b burkĩndlem wɛɛngẽ. Nebã fãa tara yam
la tagsgo, ned fãa togame n vɩɩnd ne a to saam-biir pʊgẽ.