Bassa

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A language of Liberia

Population

412,000 in Liberia (2012 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 417,730.

Location

Most of Grand Bassa county; western River Cess county; Margibi county: coastal areas and inland (Gibi district); Bong and Montserrado counties.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gbor, Gba Sor, Mabahn, Hwen Gba Kon, Central Bassa, Rivercess Bassa.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Also use Liberian English [lir]. Used as L2 by Gbii [ggb].

Language Development
Bible: 2005.
Writing

Bassa Vah script [Bass], used by older men. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Basa [bzw] of Nigeria or Bassa (Basaa) [bas] of Cameroon. Christian, traditional religion.

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