Sénoufo, Cebaara

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Senadi, Senari, Syenere, Tiebaara, Tyebala
Population

862,000 (1993 SIL).

Location

Savannes Region, around Korhogo.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Fodara, Kafire, Kandere (Tengrela), Kasara, Kufuru, Kulere, Nafara, Papara, Patara, Pogara, Southwest Senari, Tagara, Tagbari (Mbengui-Niellé), Takpasyeeri (Messeni), Tenere, Tyebara. Korhogo dialect is central. The Kulele speak Kulere dialect scattered throughout the Senoufo area.

Language Use

The Tyelibele (Tyeliri) are leather workers scattered throughout the Senoufo area, speaking as L1 the various Senoufo languages where they live. Also use Jula [dyu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Bible: 2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.