Krahn, Eastern


A language of Liberia

Alternate Names
Eastern Kran, Kran

85,600 in Liberia (2015). Total users in all countries: 96,200.


Grand Gedeh county: 2 areas along middle Cavally river; River Gee and Sinoe counties; Côte d’Ivoire border area.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).


Gorbo, Kanneh, Konobo, Tchien (Chiehn). Minimal intelligibility between some dialects and Twabo dialect of Glaro-Twabo [glr]. Distinct from Western Krahn [krw], Sapo [krn], and We Southern [gxx]. Lexical similarity: 93% between Gorbo and Kanneh dialects, 87% between Gorbo and Konobo dialects.

Language Development

NT: 1996.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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