Toura

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Tura, Ween
Population

50,000 (2005 V. Vydrin).

Location

Dix-Huit Montagnes Region, east Biankouma department, mountainous region east of Man to Touba main road, north of Man to Séguéla main road, north of Bafing river; Bafing and Sassandra rivers from north and east borders.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Boo, Guse, Gwéò, Naò, Wáádú, Yiligele. Probably most similar to Dan [dnj]. Reportedly also similar to Guro [goa], Gban [ggu], and Mano [mev] (in Liberia).

Language Use

Also use Dan [dnj], French [fra], Jula [dyu], Wè Northern [wob].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Grammar. NT: 1986–2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.