Anyin

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Agni, Anyi
Population

620,000 in Côte d’Ivoire, all users. L1 users: 610,000 (1993 SIL). L2 users: 10,000. Total users in all countries: 686,400 (as L1: 676,400; as L2: 10,000).

Location

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).

Dialects

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.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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