Limba, West-Central

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A language of Sierra Leone

Alternate Names
Yimba, Yumba
Population

408,000 (2013 J. Leclerc).

Location

Northern province: east Bombali and northeast Kambia districts, Little Scarcies river area; north of Makeni.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Western Limba (Sela, Tonko), Central Limba (Gbongogbo, Tamiso).

Language Development
NT: 1966–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Quite different from East Limba [lma] of Sierra Leone and Guinea. Traditional religion, Muslim.

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