N’ko corpus

The N’ko corpus is text corpus of a writing system for the Manding languages of West Africa. The corpus was provided by the World Organization for the Development of N’ko which has decided to host their N’ko corpus with Sketch Engine. The N’ko corpus project was completed by two groups:

  • The first group is the technical group, which work technically on the corpus and collect the data. It is composed of the following people: Baba Mamadi Diane, Boubacar Diakite, Djibrila Diane and Solo Farabado Cisse.
  • The second group is the financial one which supports financially the work being done by the technical team. This group is composed of the following people: Nouhan Sano, Mamadi Nabe, Lamine Dabo and Lansine Banko.
    The overall management is done by Baba Mamadi Diane. The corpus has not tagged yet.


This corpus is freely accessible even without a Sketch Engine account.

If you have never seen N’ko, click the button to display a concordance for the word Friday.

Tools work with the N’ko Corpus

A complete set of Sketch Engine tools is available to work with this N’ko corpus to generate:

  • word lists – lists of N’ko nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • keywords– terminology extraction of one-word units
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus

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