|2.1 million (1993)|
The Baoulé are an Akan people living in the central region of Côte d'Ivoire. Baoulé-speaking areas include Bouaké, Yamoussoukro, Bouaflé, Béoumi, Sakassou, Toumodi, Dimbokro, M'Bahiakro, and Tiassalé.
As an example of the language, the phrase "Nyanmien Kpli lafiman" means "God the Greatest never sleeps."
Translations of the Bible
In 1946, portions of the Bible translated into Baoulé were first published; the full New Testament followed in 1953. The complete Bible was published first in 1998, by the Bible Society in Abidjan.
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