Bassa

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A language of Liberia

Autonym
Ɓǎsɔ́ɔ̀
Population

648,000 (2015). Total users in all countries: 653,730.

Location

Bong, Grand Bassa, and Montserrado counties; Margibi county: coastal areas and Gibi district inland; River Cess county: west.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Gbor, Gba Sor, Mabahn, Hwen Gba Kon, Central Bassa, Rivercess Bassa.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Also use Liberian English [lir]. Used as L2 by Gbii [ggb].

Language Development
Bible: 2005.
Writing

Bassa Vah script [Bass], used by older men. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Basa [bzw] of Nigeria or Bassa (Basaa) [bas] of Cameroon. Christian, traditional religion.

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