Bété, Gagnoa

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Eastern Bété, Gagnoua-Bété, Shyen
Population

150,000 (1989 SIL).

Location

Fromager Region, Gagnoa subprefecture; Marahoue Region, Sinfra subprefecture; some in northern Sud-Bandama Region.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Gbadi (Badie, Gbadie), Guebie, Kpakolo, Nekedi, Niabre, Zadie, Zebie.

Language Use

Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.