A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Mahu, Maou, Mau, Mauka, Mauke

300,000 (2012 V. Vydrin).


Woroba District, Touba department; northeast Montagnes District; Denguélé District south of Bako.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Baralaka (Barala), Finanga, Koroka, Mahouka, Tenenga. Some listed dialect speakers may not be able to use Mahou literature. Barala may be dialect of Wojenaka [jod].

Language Use

Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Grammar.
Other Comments

Mauka is the indigenous ethnonym; Mawu is the indigenous toponym and should not be confused with Mawu, the autoglottonym for Siwu [akp]. Muslim.