Beng

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Ben, Gan, Ngain, Ngan, Ngen, Ngin, Nguin
Population

17,000 (1993 SIL).

Location

Nzi-Comoé Region, M’bahiakro subprefecture, northeast corner. 20 villages; Prikro subprefecture. 2 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Some proficiency in Baoulé [bci], Jula [dyu], or French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.