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<firstname.lastname@example.org> Depending on the definition of regional language, one might also suggest Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar) for the Sahel. Fula speakers are a minority (sometimes sizeable) in most West African countries. Before I learned better Bambara, I noticed I could find someone who spoke Fula almost everywhere I went in Mali, Guinea, Senegal and Gambia. It helped that I learned both the Fulfulde of central Mali (Maasinankoore) and the Pular of Guinea (Fuuta Jalon), but I still got the impression from that experience and from conversing with Fula speakers from other parts of West Africa while in grad school, that with a solid command of at least one dialect, anyone could conceivably travel over large expanses of West Africa (city as well as countryside) not speaking any other language (of course native-speakers of Fula have been doing pretty much that to one degree or another for a long time). Fula after all is more useful on the western coast than Hausa, and more useful in the countries surrounding Lake Chad than any Mande tongue. This would not make Fula a "regional language" in the sense most people would understand the term, but perhaps makes it a regional language in a different way. Is a different set of terminology needed?