A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Agni, Anyi

610,000 in Côte d’Ivoire (1993 SIL). Population total all countries: 860,000.


South region, Lagunes and Sud-Comoé regions; Moyen-Comoé and Agnébi regions; Zanzan Region, Bondoukou and Tanda subprefectures; Nzi-Comoé Region, M’bahiakro, Bongouanou and Daoukro subprefectures; between Kulango and Abron [abr] north; Nzema [sfw], Abure [abu], and Lagoon languages south; Baoulé west [bci]. Also in Ghana.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Abe, Alangua, Ano, Barabo, Bini, Bona, Djuablin, Indenie, Moronou, Sanvi. Most similar to Baoulé [bcy]. Also similar to Nzema [nzi] and Sehwi [sfw].

Language Use

10,000 to 100,000 L2 users. Also use French [fra], Jula [dyu], or Akan [aka].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Radio programs. NT: 1997.
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.

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