Grebo, Northern

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A language of Liberia

Alternate Names
Grebo, Klépo
Population

131,000 (2015).

Location

Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Maryland, River Gee, and Sinoe counties; near Cote d’Ivoire border.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Chedepo, E Je (Eh Je), Palipo, Gbepo (Gbeapo), Jedepo, Tienpo, Klepo, Fopo-Bua, Northeastern Grebo. A subgroup of quite distinct dialects. Subdialects of Northeastern dialect are Ketiepo, Nitiabo, Sabo, Tuobo, Webo. A member of macrolanguage Grebo [grb].

Language Development
NT: 1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Strong ethnocentric attitudes between subgroups. Traditional religion.

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