Kouya

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Kowya, Kuya, Sokya
Population

10,100 (1993 SIL).

Location

Haut-Sassandra Region, Vavoua subprefecture, Kouya canton, 12 villages; small area, Marahoue Region, west of Bonefla.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Gbadi Bété [btg] and Dida.

Language Use

50% also use some Guro [goa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. NT: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.