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The following is a report of a sociolinguistic survey conducted among the Maraka-Jula of western Burkina Faso by Anne-Marie Giminez, Béatrice Tiendrébéogo, Zanga Traoré, and Byron and Annette Harrison. The first trip to the language area took place in February 1996, and the second trip took place in May of the same year. The survey had as its primary purpose to gather basic sociolinguistic information about the people calling themselves Maraka-Jula.