Mahou

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Mahu, Maou, Mau, Mauka, Mauke
Population

300,000 (2012 V. Vydrin).

Location

Worodougou Region, Touba department.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Baralaka (Barala), Finanga, Koroka, Mahouka, Tenenga. Some listed dialect speakers may not be able to use Mahou literature. Barala may be dialect of Wojenaka [jod].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%.
Other Comments

Mauka is the indigenous ethnonym; Mawu is the indigenous toponym and should not be confused with Mawu, the autoglottonym for Siwu [akp]. Muslim, traditional religion.