Grebo, Northern

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A language of Liberia

Population

84,500 (1999 LBT).

Location

Southeast, Grand Gedeh, Maryland, and Grand Kru counties near Côte d’Ivoire border, south of Krahn, north of Klao, west of Glaro.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Chedepo, E Je (Eh Je), Fopo-Bua, Gbepo (Gbeapo), Jedepo, Klepo, Northeastern Grebo, Palipo, Tienpo. A subgroup of quite distinct dialects. Subdialects of Northeastern dialect are Ketiepo, Nitiabo, Sabo, Tuobo, Webo. A member of macrolanguage Grebo [grb].

Language Development
NT: 1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Strong ethnocentric attitudes between subgroups. Traditional religion.