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

Sud-Ouest region: Bougouriba and Ioba provinces north and west of Diébougou, northeast of Dano; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet province; scattered villages in Dagaari [dgd] language area; Tuy province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Phuie is closely related to Winye [kst] and Sisaala [sld].

Typology

Tonal.

Language Use

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

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 [Latn].

Other Comments

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