Abé

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Abbé, Abbey, Abi
Population

170,000 (1995 SIL).

Location

Lagunes Region, Agboville subprefecture (except Krobou canton); Tiassale subprefecture, Abbe canton. 70 villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Abbey-Ve, Kos (Khos), Morie, Tioffo.

Typology

SVO; postpositions; tonal

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Bible portions: 1967–1980.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.