Birifor, Malba

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Birifo, Malba-Birifor, Northern Birifor
Population

108,000 in Burkina Faso (1993). Many monolinguals.

Location

Southwest, Noumbiel, Poni, Bougouriba, and Ioba provinces; west of Volta Noire.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Birifor, Wile.

Language Use

All ages. Also use French [fra], Jula [dyu], Lobi [lob], Mòoré [mos].

Language Development
NT: 1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Dagaari [dgd], Wali [wlx], and Birifor [biv] of Ghana are separate languages. Traditional religion, Christian (Protestant).