A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Agni, Anyi

610,000 in Côte d’Ivoire (1993 SIL). L2 users: 10,000 in Côte d’Ivoire. Total users in all countries: 686,400 (as L1: 676,400; as L2: 10,000).


Mainly Lacs District, M’bahiakro, Bongouanou and Daoukro subprefectures; Zanzan District, Bondoukou and Tanda subprefectures; Comoé and Lagunes districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Anyin Sannvin (Sannvin, Sanvi), Abé, Ano, Bona, Bini, Barabo, Ndenye (Anyin Ndenye, Indenie), Juablin (Anyin Juablin, Djuablin). The Northern Anyin dialect area includes the Abé, Ano, Bona, Bini and Barabo dialects. The Central Anyin dialect are includes Ndenye and Juablin. Reportedly most similar to Baoulé [bci]. Also similar to Nzema [nzi] and Sehwi [sfw].

Language Use

Also use Akan [aka], French [fra], Jula [dyu]. Used as L2 by Abure [abu], Attié [ati], Beti [eot], Mbato [gwa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 1997.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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