Sira

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A language of Gabon

Alternate Names
Eshira, Gisir, Gisira, Ichira, Ishira, Isira, Shira, Shire, Yichira
Population

39,400 (2000). 30,000–40,000 (Idiata 2007).

Location

Ngounié province: west of Mouila, southwest of Fougamou and Mandji; small border areas in eastern Ogooué-Maritime and northwest Nyanga provinces.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Kamba, Ngosi.

Language Use

Also use Punu [puu]. Used as L2 by Eviya [gev], Kélé [keb].

Language Development
Older church members can read Njebi [nzb]; a few do. Grammar. Bible portions: 1954.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.