Phuie

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Buguli, Buguri, Phuien, Pougouli, Puguli, Pwa, Pwe, Pwie, Pwien, Pwo
Population

14,300 (2000).

Location

Tuy, Ioba, Bougouriba, and Poni provinces; north and west of Diébougou; northeast of Dano. Scattered villages in Dagaari [dgd] language area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Phuie is closely related to Winye [kst] and Sisaala [sld].

Typology

Tonal

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Northern Dagaari [dgi], Jula [dyu], or French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: 1% in French. Motivation for literacy is high. Bible portions: 2004–2012.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Phuo (pl.) Phu (sg.). Puguli is an exonym. Traditional religion, Christian.