Kamara

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A language of Ghana

Population

3,000 (2003 GILLBT), increasing. Ethnic population: 5,000 in Ghana (2003 GILLBT).

Location

Middle Northern Region, edge of Hanga [hag] language area, on road west of Damongo, Larabanga village. Safaliba [saf] language group sources report another small village 30 km south of Bole.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Significantly different linguistically and culturally from Hanga [hag]. More similar to Dagbani [dag] than to Hanga (1997 G. Hunt).

Language Use

Vigorous. Kamara in Larabanga speak Kamara. All domains. All ages. Some ethnic Kamara use Safaliba [saf] as L1.

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Population of 3,000 in Bouna, Côte d’Ivoire reported (Becuwe 1981). Muslim.