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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Kwa
Continent: Africa
Country: Cote d"Ivoire
Region: Central Department, widespread throughout southern Côte d"Ivoire.
Countries Where Spoken: 2,130,000 (1993 SIL).
Countries Where Official: Cote d"Ivoire
Native Speakers: 2,130,000
Speakers Total: 2,130,000
Phrasebase members who speak Baule at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Baule at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Baule: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Baule: 0
Three Letter Code: BCI
Alternative Names: BAWULE, BAOULe
Summary: Closely related to Anyin. Many sub-groups, but all claim to understand the standard variety. Largest ethnic group in Côte d"Ivoire. Literacy rate in first language: 10% to 30%. Literacy rate in second language: 25% to 50%. Radio programs. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim, other. Bible 1998.

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