Birifor, Southern


A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Birifo, Ghana Birifor

125,000 (2003), increasing. Total users in all countries: 129,310.


Northern region; Upper West region: Wa West district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


None known. A separate language from Wali [wlx], Southern Dagaari [dga], and Malba-Birifor [bfo] of Burkina Faso.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5% or more. Literature. Radio. Dictionary. Texts. NT: 2006.

Latin script [Latn], used since 2004.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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