Deg

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Aculo, Buru, Degha, Janela, Mmfo, Mo
Population

26,400 in Ghana (2003). Population total all countries: 27,500.

Location

West central, west of Volta lake. Also in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Boe, Longoro, Mangum. Lexical similarity: 78% with Vagla [vag].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Most also use Akan [aka], or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. NT: 1996.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1983.
Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Deg; Ethnonym: Mo. Traditional religion, Christian.

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