Kissi, Northern

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A language of Guinea

Alternate Names
Gizi, Kisi, Kisie, Kissien
Population

287,000 in Guinea (Vanderaa 1991). Population total all countries: 327,000.

Location

Faranah Region, Kissidougou prefecture. Also in Sierra Leone.

Language Status

4 (Educational). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

Kama, Liaro, Teng, Tung. Similar to Sherbro [bun]. Southern Kissi [kss] of Liberia and Sierra Leone is different.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 10% in French. Literacy materials taught in school. Grammar. Bible: 2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Many loanwords from Western Maninkakan [mlq]. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.

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