Toura

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Tura, Ween
Population

50,000 (2005 V. Vydrin).

Location

18 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]. Also similar to Guro [goa], Gban [ggu], and Mano [mev] (in Liberia).

Language Use

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

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

Traditional religion, Christian.