Grebo, Barclayville

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A language of Liberia

Alternate Names
Wedebo Grebo
Population

23,700 (Vanderaa 1991). 387,000 all Grebo languages in Liberia (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001).

Location

Grand Kru County, southeast coast and inland, between the Klao [klu] language area and Jabo Grebo.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Kplebo, Wedebo. A subgroup of quite distinct dialects. Many phonological differences with Jabo dialect of Southern Grebo [grj]. A member of macrolanguage Grebo [grb].

Other Comments

They identify with Klao [klu], but understand Grebo better. Strong ethnocentric attitudes between subgroups. Traditional religion.