Konni

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Koma, Komung, Koni
Population

3,800 (2003 GILLBT), increasing.

Location

Southeast of Sisaala [sil] and west of Mampruli [maw] language areas. Remote, isolated, no roads. 5 villages, Yikpabongo largest, also Nangruma.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 60% with Buli [bwu].

Language Use

Vigorous, with a strong sense of ethnic identity. Women from other language groups who marry Koma men learn the Konni language. All domains. All ages. Also use Mampruli [maw], Tumulung Sisaala [sil].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 16%. Literacy rate in L2: 0%. NT: 2004.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1992.

Other Comments

Politically under the Mampruli chief. Ethnonym: Koma. A high percentage of blindness from onchocerciasis. Traditional religion.