Bwamu, Cwi

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Coo, Cwi, Twi
Population

24,000 (1999 SIL).

Location

Bougouriba and Sissili province border area, 10 km north-south, and 40 km east-west; Bougouriba Province, Founzan; Sissili Province, Kabourou.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Intelligibility within Cwi area is over 90%, 50%–70% with Láá Láá Bwamu [bwj], 30% with Ouarkoye Buamu [box], and 65%–70% with Dakwi Bwamu.

Typology

Tonal

Language Use

Home. All ages. Some also use Jula [dyu] or French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 3% Jula. Unable to use other Bwamu literature. Motivation for literacy is high.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.