Safaliba

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Safalaba, Safalba, Safali
Population

4,000 (2003), increasing.

Location

West Northern region, Mandari, Tanyire, Manfuli, and Gbenfu villages; Bote, Sawla, Kalba town areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 79% with Southern Dagaari [dga].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Gonja [gjn]. Used as L2 by Kamara [jmr].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 8% English, Gonja. Bible portions: 2003.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2003.

Other Comments

Speakers also reported in Vonkoro and Bouna, Côte d’Ivoire. Traditional religion, Muslim.