Kono

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A language of Sierra Leone

Alternate Names
Konnoh
Population

205,000 (2006).

Location

Northeast.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Central Kono (Fiama, Gbane, Gbane Kando, Gbense, Gorama Kono, Kamara, Lei, Mafindo, Nimi Koro, Nimi Yama, Penguia, Soa, Tankoro, Toli), Northern Kono (Sando). Not intelligible with Vai [vai]. Dialects have minor differences.

Language Use

25,000 L2 speakers (1981 D. Cranmer).

Language Development
NT: 2008.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Kono [knu] in Guinea. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.