Neyo

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A language of Côte d’Ivoire

Alternate Names
Gwibwen, Towi
Population

9,200 (1993 SIL).

Location

Bas-Sassandra Region, Sassandra subprefecture, Neyo, and Kébé cantons, from Niégba west to Dagbégo east and Niabayo north.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Most similar to the Kagbo dialect of Godié [god], but they consider themselves a separate ethnic group. May be more similar to Dida than to Bété.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Neyo. Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.