Bakwé

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Population

10,300 (1993 SIL).

Location

Bas-Sassandra Region, Sassandra, Soubre, and San Pedro prefectures.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Dafa, Defa, Deple, Nigagba, Nyinagbi. Reportedly most similar to Godié [god].

Language Use

Also use French [fra]. Used as L2 by Wané [hwa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.