Tiéfo

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Kiefo, Tyefo, Tyeforo
Population

1,000 (1995 SIL). Ethnic population: 12,000 (1995 SIL).

Location

Cascades region: Comoe province, east of Toussiana, Dramandougou Tiéfo. Ethnic Tiéfo in about 20 villages, into Hauts-Bassins region: Houet province.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Noumoudara-Koumoudara, Dramandougou-Nyarafo.

Typology

Tonal.

Language Use

Noumoudara-Koumoudara dialect is no longer used. Also use French [fra], Jula [dyu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 1% in French. 90% of respondents state they would prefer to learn to read and write Tiéfo.
Other Comments

Endogamous within the village. Traditional religion.

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