Sira

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A language of Gabon

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

39,400 (2000). 250,000 in all Sira languages in Gabon (Johnstone 1993).

Location

Ngounie Province, west of Mouila, southwest of Fougamou and Mandji.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

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

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.