A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Agni, Agni Sanvi, Agny, Anyi

1,450,000 in Côte d’Ivoire, all users. L1 users: 1,440,000 in Côte d’Ivoire (Leclerc 2017c). L2 users: 10,000. Total users in all countries: 1,516,400 (as L1: 1,506,400; as L2: 10,000).


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

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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. Grammar. NT: 1997.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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