Beti

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Eotile
Population

200 (Blench, Spriggs, and Connell 1999). Ethnic population: 3,180 (1988 census).

Location

Sud-Comoé Region, Vitre I and Vitre II villages, Grand Bassam subprefecture.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

The last speaker of the pure form of Beti died about 1993. Presently use a variety heavily influenced by surrounding languages. Only a few elderly men remember a few words from the ‘pure’ Beti dialect. Shifting to Anyin [any] (2000 R. Blench). Some also speak Nzema [nzi], Abure [abu], Ebrie [ebr], Mbato [gwa], or Attié [ati].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.