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

Comoe Province, east of Toussiana, Dramandougou Tiéfo, 1 village. Ethnic Tiéfo in about 20 villages, into Houet Province.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Dramandougou-Nyarafo, Noumoudara-Koumoudara.

Typology

Tonal.

Language Use

Noumoudara-Koumoudara dialect is no longer used. Speak Jula [dyu] as L1. Also use French [fra].

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.