Grebo, Barclayville


A language of Liberia

Alternate Names
Wedebo Grebo

23,700 (Vanderaa 1991). 387,000 all Grebo languages in Liberia (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001).


Grand Kru county: southeast coast and inland, between Klao [klu] language area and Jabo Grebo.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Kplebo, Wedebo. A subgroup of quite distinct dialects. Many phonological differences with Jabo dialect of Southern Grebo [grj]. A member of macrolanguage Grebo [grb].

Other Comments

They identify with Klao [klu], but understand Grebo better. Strong ethnocentric attitudes between subgroups. Traditional religion.

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