Birifor, Southern

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Birifo, Ghana Birifor
Population

125,000 in Ghana (2003), increasing. Population total all countries: 129,310.

Location

Northwest corner. Also in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

A separate language from Wali [wlx], Southern Dagaari [dga], and Malba-Birifor [bfo] of Burkina Faso.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5% or more. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 2006.
Writing
Latin script, used since 2004.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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