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Tiéfo

A language of Burkina Faso

ISO 639-3tiq

Population  1,000 (1995 SIL). Ethnic population: 12,000 to 15,000 (1995 SIL).
Region  Comoé Province, east of Toussiana, Dramandougou Tiéfo, 1 village. Ethnic Tiéfo in about 20 villages, into Houet Province.
Language map  Burkina Faso, reference number 58
Alternate names   Kiefo, Tyefo, Tyeforo
Dialects  Noumoudara-Koumoudara, Dramandougou-Nyarafo.
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Tiefo
Language use  Noumoudara-Koumoudara dialect is extinct. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Speak Jula [dyu] as L1.
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 1% in French. 90% of respondents state they would prefer to learn to read and write Tiéfo.
Comments  They are endogamous within the village. Tonal. Peasant agriculturalists. Traditional religion.