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  • Liberia - Languages | Ethnologue
    Dialects Chedepo E Je Eh Je Fopo Bua Gbepo Gbeapo Jedepo Klepo Northeastern Grebo Palipo Tienpo A subgroup of quite distinct dialects Subdialects of Northeastern dialect are Ketiepo Nitiabo Sabo Tuobo Webo A member of macrolanguage Grebo grb Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Kru Western Grebo Liberian Comments Strong ethnocentric attitudes between subgroups Traditional religion More Information Grebo Southern grj Grand Kru and Maryland counties southeasternmost coast and inland 61 600 in Liberia 2006 Status 6a Vigorous Dialects Glebo Seaside Grebo Jabo Nyabo Wrelpo A subgroup of quite distinct dialects A member of macrolanguage Grebo grb Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Kru Western Grebo Liberian Comments Strong ethnocentric attitudes between subgroups Traditional religion More Information Kisi Southern kss Lofa county extreme northwest corner 115 000 in Liberia 1995 Population total all countries 200 000 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Gisi Gizi Kissi Kissien Dialects Luangkori Tengia Warn Different from Northern Kissi kqs of Guinea Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Atlantic Southern Mel Bullom Kissi Kissi Comments Traditional religion Christian Muslim More Information Klao klu Sinoe Grand Kru and River Cess counties southeast Atlantic coast and inland 213 000 in Liberia 2006 Population total all countries 222 620 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Klaoh Klau Kroo Kru Dialects Central Klaoh Eastern Klaoh West Central Klaoh Western Klaoh Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Kru Western Klao Comments Traditional religion More Information Kpelle kpe A macrolanguage Population total all languages 1 220 000 Comments Includes Guinea Kpelle gkp Guinea Liberia Kpelle xpe More Information Kpelle Liberia xpe Widespread 760 000 Vanderaa 1991 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Gbese Kpele Kpwessi Pessa Pessy Dialects Boopolu Fuama Nyawokole Dialect differences slight Different from Kpelle gkp of Guinea A member of macrolanguage Kpelle kpe Classification Niger Congo Mande Western Central Southwestern Southwestern Kpelle Comments Largest group in Liberia Traditional religion Christian More Information Krahn Eastern kqo Grand Gedeh county 2 areas along middle Cavally river River Gee and Sinoe counties Northeast near Côte d Ivoire border 62 900 in Liberia 20 000 Tchien 1992 UBS Population total all countries 73 500 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Eastern Kran Kran Dialects 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 Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Kru Western Wee Konobo Comments Traditional religion Christian More Information Krahn Western krw Grand Gedeh county near Côte d Ivoire border Nimba and Sinoe counties 53 200 in Liberia 2006 Population total all countries 65 400 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Krahn Kran Northern Krahn Western Kran Dialects Biai Gbaeson Gbaison Gbarzon Gbarbo Gbo Gborbo Gbobo Kpeaply Plo Dialects in Côte d Ivoire have French fra influences Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Kru Western Wee Guere Krahn Comments Traditional religion Christian More Information Krumen Tepo ted River Gee county

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  • Liberia - Status | Ethnologue
    115 000 in Liberia 1995 Population total all countries 200 000 Klao klu 5 Developing 213 000 in Liberia 2006 Population total all countries 222 620 Kpelle Liberia xpe 5 Developing 760 000 Vanderaa 1991 Krahn Eastern kqo 5 Developing 62 900 in Liberia 20 000 Tchien 1992 UBS Population total all countries 73 500 Krahn Western krw 5 Developing 53 200 in Liberia 2006 Population total all countries 65 400 Krumen Tepo ted 5 Developing 2 910 in Liberia 2000 Kuwaa blh 5 Developing 12 800 Vanderaa 1991 Loma lom 5 Developing 195 000 2012 V Vydrin Mano mev 5 Developing 305 000 in Liberia 2012 V Vydrin Population total all countries 390 000 Mende men 5 Developing 19 700 in Liberia Vanderaa 1991 Sapo krn 5 Developing 36 400 2006 Vai vai 5 Developing 104 000 in Liberia 2006 Population total all countries 119 500 6a Vigorous Dewoin dee 6a Vigorous 8 100 Vanderaa 1991 Gbii ggb 6a Vigorous 5 600 Vanderaa 1991 Glaro Twabo glr 6a Vigorous 4 270 in Liberia 2000 Glio Oubi oub 6a Vigorous 3 500 in Liberia 1991 Population total all countries 6 000 Grebo Barclayville gry 6a Vigorous 23 700 Vanderaa 1991 387 000 all Grebo languages in Liberia Johnstone and Mandryk 2001 Grebo Central grv 6a Vigorous 30 800 2006 Grebo Gboloo gec 6a Vigorous 64 400 2006 Grebo Southern grj 6a Vigorous 61 600 in Liberia 2006 Maninka Konyanka mku 6a Vigorous 39 200 in Liberia 2006 Manya mzj 6a Vigorous 50 400 in Liberia 2006 Population total all countries 75 400 Tajuasohn tja 6a Vigorous 9 600 Vanderaa 1991 Language Status Profile Click to enlarge with explanation Ethnologue Products Languages of Liberia An Ethnologue Country Report 31 pp 9 95 Language Map of Liberia License for single academic use

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  • Languages of Liberia | Ethnologue
    of ISO 639 3 codes An index of language names including primary alternate and dialect names A bibliography of references cited The report is disseminated as a digital download It is paginated with cross references rendered as page numbers so that the user may print the report and use it in that form However the cross reference page numbers are also hot links that jump to the referenced location when the report is used with a PDF reader in its digital form Ethnologue report license agreement Each Ethnologue country report is a licensed product with restricted terms of use Before purchasing the product you must agree to the following terms This is a license for individual use Just as with a conventionally published book it is a violation of copyright to make a copy and give it to others You may not redistribute this work in any form including ingesting the contents into a database that is shared with others or posting it on a web site whether public or private To inquire about permission for reuse or redistribution use the Contact Us form and select Request Copyright Permissions Buying Options File Languages of Liberia An Ethnologue Country Report 31

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  • Libya - Languages | Ethnologue
    Indo Iranian Indo Aryan Central zone Dom Comments Muslim More Information Ghadamès gha Nalut district Ghadamès a small oasis near Algeria Tunisia border 10 000 in Libya 2006 Population total all countries 12 000 Status 6b Threatened Dialects Ayt Waziten Ait Wazitan Ayt Welid Classification Afro Asiatic Berber Northern Zenati East Comments Muslim More Information Libyan Sign Language lbs Scattered 38 000 2014 IMB Status 5 Developing Dialects None known Unclear how similar it is to other sign languages in the region Classification Deaf sign language Comments Muslim Sunni More Information Nafusi jbn Al Jabal al Gharbi and Nalut districts Jabal Nafusah area Tripolitania Nalut and Yafran areas isolated Zuara Coast west of Tripoli 184 000 in Libya 2006 Population total all countries 234 000 Preschool children are monolingual in Nafusi Status 6b Threatened Alternate Names Djerbi Jabal Nafusi Jbel Nafusi Jebel Nefusi Nefusi Dialects Jerbi Jerba Tamezret Duwinna Zuara Zouara Zuraa Zuwara Zuwarah Zwara Zuara dialect well known in Jebel Nafusa area and in Jerba Tunisia Some visit Zuara but not vice versa Matmata and Tatawine area less well understood by speakers in Jerba or Zuara Speakers in Zuara and Jebel areas understand Jerba dialect stories well Classification Afro Asiatic Berber Northern Zenati East Comments Most live apart from Arabized inhabitants of the region Muslim Ibadi More Information Sawknah swn Al Jafrah district Tripolitania No known L1 speakers Status 10 Extinct Alternate Names Sokna Sokni Classification Afro Asiatic Berber Eastern Awjila Sokna More Information Siwi siz Al Butnan district Jaghbub town Status 6a Vigorous Classification Afro Asiatic Berber Eastern Siwa More Information Tamahaq Tahaggart thv Ghat and Murzuq districts Hoggar dialect south Hoggar Ajjer Mountain area Tamanrasset area south into Niger Ghat dialect southeast Ganet and west Libya oases Ghat area 17 000 in Libya 2006 Status 6b Threatened

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  • Libya - Status | Ethnologue
    countries 4 320 500 5 Developing Libyan Sign Language lbs 5 Developing 38 000 2014 IMB 6a Vigorous Domari rmt 6a Vigorous 33 000 in Libya 2006 Siwi siz 6a Vigorous 6b Threatened Ghadamès gha 6b Threatened 10 000 in Libya 2006 Population total all countries 12 000 Nafusi jbn 6b Threatened 184 000 in Libya 2006 Population total all countries 234 000 Preschool children are monolingual in Nafusi Tamahaq Tahaggart thv 6b Threatened 17 000 in Libya 2006 8a Moribund Awjilah auj 8a Moribund 3 000 2000 Women are monolingual 10 Extinct Sawknah swn 10 Extinct No known L1 speakers Language Status Profile Click to enlarge with explanation Ethnologue Products Languages of Libya An Ethnologue Country Report 21 pp 9 95 Browse all products Amazon Recommendations Join the conversation Create a free account to post Feedback about a country or language and be notified when others do the same Browse by Countries Language Names Language Codes Language Families Map Titles Products Current Edition About Ethnologue Abbreviations Bibliography Credits Downloads FAQ Other Products Ethnoblog Language of the Day Print Edition 17th Edition 16th Edition 15th Edition 14th Edition 13th Edition Related Sites SIL org ScriptSource ISO 639 3 Contact SIL

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  • Madagascar - Languages | Ethnologue
    Status 6a Vigorous Dialects Lexical similarity 69 with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy plt A member of macrolanguage Malagasy mlg Classification Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Greater Barito East Malagasy More Information Malagasy Masikoro msh Atsimo Andrefana region Moromba south to Tollara coastal Menabe region near Mangoky river inland near Mozambique Channel 550 000 2006 Ethnic population A quarter are Masikoro the rest are Masikoro speakers from other ethnic groups Status 6a Vigorous Dialects Lexical similarity 72 with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy plt A member of macrolanguage Malagasy mlg Classification Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Greater Barito East Malagasy More Information Malagasy Northern Betsimisaraka bmm Analanjirofo Atsinanana and Alaotra Mangoro regions Sava region south of Bemariva river Sofia region east and southeast areas in Analamanga and Vakinankaratra regions East coast Indian Ocean from Mahanoro north 1 000 000 2006 Status 6a Vigorous Dialects A member of macrolanguage Malagasy mlg Classification Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Greater Barito East Malagasy More Information Malagasy Plateau plt Central area 7 520 000 in Madagascar 2006 Population total all countries 7 529 640 Status 1 National Statutory national language 2010 Provisional Constitution Article 6 use limited in higher education Alternate Names Malagasy Malgache Official Malagasy Standard Malagasy Dialects Betsileo Bezanozano Merina Sihanaka Tanala Vakinankaritra Zafimaniry Reportedly the most similar language outside Madagascar is Ma anyan mhy in south Borneo Kalimantan Indonesia A member of macrolanguage Malagasy mlg Classification Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Greater Barito East Malagasy Comments The standard is most similar to the Merina dialect with loans incorporated from Bantu languages Swahili swh Arabic English French Traditional religion Christian Muslim More Information Malagasy Sakalava skg Diana Sofia Boeny Betsiboka Melaky Menabe and coastline only Atsimo Andrefana regions western Bongolava Vakinankaratra and Amoron i Mania regions 1 210 000 2014 SIL Based on extrapolations of latest census figures to report on Malagasy people groups 2014 L Bouwer Status 6a Vigorous Dialects Menabe Northern Sakalava Boeny Southern Sakalava Boeny Vezo A member of macrolanguage Malagasy mlg Classification Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Greater Barito East Malagasy More Information Malagasy Southern Betsimisaraka bzc Atsinanana Atsimo Atsinanana Amoron i Mania and Vakinankaratra and Vatovavy Fitovinany regions Alaotra Mangoro region south border Mahanoro Nosy Varika Mananjary and Manakara Atsimo districts 1 830 000 2006 SIL Status 6b Threatened Alternate Names Betsimisaraka Antatsimo Malagasy Dialects A member of macrolanguage Malagasy mlg Classification Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Greater Barito East Malagasy Comments Traditional religion More Information Malagasy Tandroy Mahafaly tdx Androy Atsimo Andrefana and Anosy regions Beloha Tsihombe Ambovombe and Bekily districts 1 300 000 2006 Tandroy 865 000 Mahafaly 330 000 Karimbola 103 000 Status 6a Vigorous Alternate Names Tandroy Dialects Lexical similarity 62 with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy plt A member of macrolanguage Malagasy mlg Classification Austronesian Malayo Polynesian Greater Barito East Malagasy More Information Malagasy Tanosy txy Atsimo Andrefana Anosy and Androy regions southeast coast south of Onilahy river Atsimo Atsinanana region south of Ibara Mahafaly area and northeast 510 000 2006 Status 6a Vigorous Dialects Lexical similarity 75 with the Merina

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  • Madagascar - Status | Ethnologue
    population 2014 Rajaonary Theodoric World Association of Sign Language Interpreters 6a Vigorous Malagasy Antankarana xmv 6a Vigorous 330 000 2006 Malagasy Bara bhr 6a Vigorous 600 000 2006 Malagasy Masikoro msh 6a Vigorous 550 000 2006 Ethnic population A quarter are Masikoro the rest are Masikoro speakers from other ethnic groups Malagasy Northern Betsimisaraka bmm 6a Vigorous 1 000 000 2006 Malagasy Sakalava skg 6a Vigorous 1 210 000 2014 SIL Based on extrapolations of latest census figures to report on Malagasy people groups 2014 L Bouwer Malagasy Tandroy Mahafaly tdx 6a Vigorous 1 300 000 2006 Tandroy 865 000 Mahafaly 330 000 Karimbola 103 000 Malagasy Tanosy txy 6a Vigorous 510 000 2006 Malagasy Tesaka tkg 6a Vigorous 1 130 000 2010 T Bergman Malagasy Tsimihety xmw 6a Vigorous 1 615 000 2011 6b Threatened Malagasy Southern Betsimisaraka bzc 6b Threatened 1 830 000 2006 SIL Language Status Profile Click to enlarge with explanation Ethnologue Products Languages of Madagascar An Ethnologue Country Report 25 pp 9 95 Browse all products Amazon Recommendations Join the conversation Create a free account to post Feedback about a country or language and be notified when others do the same Browse by Countries Language

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  • Malawi - Languages | Ethnologue
    Nsanje and Chikwawa districts 850 000 2012 Status 6a Vigorous Alternate Names Anguru Elhomwe Nguru Dialects Mihavane Muhavani Not intelligible of Lomwe ngl of Mozambique Different from Ngulu ngp Kingulu of Tanzania Reportedly similar to Takwane tke Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Benue Congo Bantoid Southern Narrow Bantu Central P Makhuwa P 331 Comments Nguru is derogatory if used by an outsider a signal of close identity if used by an insider Elhomwe is the official name Traditional religion Christian More Information Ndali ndh Chitipa district Sukwa Hills 70 000 in Malawi 2003 SIL Status 6a Vigorous Dialects Sukwa Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Benue Congo Bantoid Southern Narrow Bantu Central M Nyakyusa Ngonde M 301 Comments Came from Tanzania and may be intelligible with Lambya lai More Information Nyakyusa Ngonde nyy Karonga district west of Lake Malawi northeast Chitipa district 300 000 in Malawi Johnstone 1993 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Ikingonde Ikinyikyusa Kinyakyusa Konde Kukwe Mombe Ngonde Nkhonde Nkonde Nyakusa Nyekyosa Sochile Sokile Dialects Nkonde Nyakyusa Sukwa Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Benue Congo Bantoid Southern Narrow Bantu Central M Nyakyusa Ngonde M 31 More Information Nyiha Malawi nyr Northern region Chitipa district Kameme town area villages 10 000 2007 Status 6a Vigorous Alternate Names Kinyiha Shinyiha Dialects None known Reportedly similar to but not the same at Nyiha nyf Giryama of Kenya and Nyiha nih of Tanzania Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Benue Congo Bantoid Southern Narrow Bantu Central M Nyiha Safwa M 23 More Information Nyika nkv Chitipa district Chisenga area villages western Karonga district 5 000 in Malawi 2007 Population total all countries 10 000 Status 6a Vigorous Alternate Names Chinyika Kinyika Dialects None known Reportedly similar to Malawi Nyiha nyr Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Benue Congo Bantoid Southern Narrow Bantu Central M Nyiha Safwa M 23 More Information Sena Malawi swk Nsanje district into south Chikwawa district Bordering Mozambique 270 000 Johnstone and Mandryk 2001 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Chisena Cisena Dialects Chimanganja Linguistically related to Kunda kdn but not intelligible Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Benue Congo Bantoid Southern Narrow Bantu Central N Senga Sena N 441 More Information Tonga tog Nkhata Bay district west shore of Lake Malawi Nkhotakota and Mzimba districts Rumphi district 170 000 Johnstone and Mandryk 2001 Status 5 Developing Alternate Names Chitonga Kitonga Siska Sisya Western Nyasa Classification Niger Congo Atlantic Congo Volta Congo Benue Congo Bantoid Southern Narrow Bantu Central N Manda N 15 Comments Different from Tonga toi of Zimbabwe and Zambia and Tonga toh of Mozambique More Information Tumbuka tum Karonga and Chitipa districts west shore of Lake Malawi Rumphi and Mzimba districts Nkhata Bay and Nkhotakota districts 2 200 000 in Malawi 2010 census Population total all countries 2 566 000 Status 4 Educational Alternate Names Chitumbuka Citumbuka Tamboka Tambuka Timbuka Tombucas Tumboka Dialects Chikamanga Henga Kamanga Chitumbuka Fungwe Hewe Hewa Nenya Nthali Poka Chipoka Phoka Senga Wenya Yombe Classification

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