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Bété languages

Bete
Beteic
Ethnicity: Bété people
Geographic
distribution:
Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigéria, Ghana
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Glottolog: bete1265[1]

The Bété languages are spoken in central-western Ivory Coast. There are many dialects but they can be grouped as follows

They belong to the Kru language family.

Footnotes

References

  • Zogbo, Raymond Gnoléba Parlons bété: Une langue de Côte d'Ivoire (L'Harmattan) 2004
  • Zogbo, Raymond Gnoléba, Dictionnaire bété-français, Abidjan : Éditions du CERAP, 2005.
  • Lowe, Ivan, Edwin Arthur, and Philip Saunders. 2003. "Eventivity in Kouya." In Mary Ruth Wise, Thomas N. Headland and Ruth M. Brend (eds.), Language and life: essays in memory of Kenneth L. Pike, 429-448. SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics, 139. Dallas: SIL International and University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Saunders, Philip and Eddie Arthur. 1996. Lexique sokuya, sokuya–français, français–sokuya. Abidjan/Vavoua: Projet Linguistique Sokuya. iv, 80 p.
  • Arthur Eddie & Sue, Saunders Philip & Heather. 1995 Sɔkɔwɛlɩɩ ʼWʋzɛlɩsɛbhɛ (Syllabaire sokuya). Abidjan: Société Internationale de Linguistique.

External links

  • Bété language puzzle
  • Paper on Kouya Social Organization
  • Paper on Kouya Funerals


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