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Bété, Guiberoua

A language of Côte d’Ivoire

ISO 639-3bet

Population  130,000 (1993 SIL).
Region  West Central Department, Daloua, Issia, Guiberoua, Soubre, Buyo, Gregbeu, and Ouaragahio subprefectures.
Language map  Côte d’Ivoire, reference number 31
Alternate names   Central Bété, Western Bété
Dialects  Soubré, Guiberoua. Most similar to Godié [god].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kru, Eastern, Bete, Western
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. NT: 1982.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Different from Bete of Nigeria and Cameroon. Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.