A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Agni, Anyi

610,000 in Côte d’Ivoire (1993 SIL). Population total all countries: 860,000. L2 users: 10,000 in Côte d’Ivoire.


Mainly N’zi-Comoe Region, M’bahiakro, Bongouanou and Daoukro subprefectures; Zanzan Region, Bondoukou and Tanda subprefectures; also in Moyen-Comoe, Sud-Comoe, and Lagunes regions.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Abe, Alangua, Ano, Barabo, Bini, Bona, Djuablin (Juablin), Indenie (Ndenye), Sanvi. Reportedly most similar to Baoulé [bci]. Also similar to Nzema [nzi] and Sehwi [sfw].

Language Use

Also use Akan [aka], French [fra], Jula [dyu]. Used as L2 by Abure [abu], Attié [ati], Beti [eot], Mbato [gwa].

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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