Gokana

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A language of Nigeria

Population

L1 users: 100,000 (1989).

Location

Rivers state: Ogoni and Gokana LGAs.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bodo, Bomu, Dere, Kibangha.

Language Use

Home, market. All ages. Mixed attitudes, from positive attitudes among older generation to negative attitudes among youth. Used as L2 by Eleme [elm], Khana [ogo], Tee [tkq].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: About 40%. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Radio. Videos. NT: 1996–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1992.

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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