The Mankanya people form an ethnic group living mainly in Guinea-Bissau (56,000) , and also found in Senegal and Gambia.
The global population is 96,600
The Mankanya people live in Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and the Gambia. A strong adherence to traditional religion prevails and the
They are also known as Bola, Brame, Mancagne, Mancanha, Mankagne, and Mankaya.
Their religion is predominantly Roman Catholic, yet keep a strong adherence to traditional religion prevails
They speak Mankanya, a language belonging to the Bak group (Niger–Congo). Makanyan language, known as “Uhula” by the people themselves, has been made an official language in Senegal.