Gikyode

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Chode, Gichode, Kyode
Population

10,400 (2003), increasing.

Location

East central, on Togo border. 9 remote villages.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 75% with Ginyanga [ayg] of Togo.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Akan [aka]. Used as L2 by Chala [cll].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–2%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–20%. NT: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1980.

Other Comments

Ethnonym: Akyode (Achode). Glossonym: Gikyode (correct spelling), Gichode is the correct English pronunciation. Traditional religion.