Dagara, Northern

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A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Dagaare, Dagaari, Dagari, Dagati, Degati, Dogaari, Northern Dagaare
Population

388,000 (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001).

Location

Southwest, Poni, Bougouriba, Sissili, and Mouhoun provinces.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Lober (Lobr), Nura (Lawra Lobi), Wule. Dagara and Birifor [bfo] are partly intelligible.

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2006–2007.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Southern Dagaare [dga] in Ghana. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.