Abé language

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Region Ivory Coast
Ethnicity Abbé
Native speakers
170,000  (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aba
Glottolog abee1242[2]

Abé (also spelled Abbé, Abbey, Abi) is a language of uncertain classification within the Kwa branch of the Niger–Congo family. It is spoken in Ivory Coast.

The dialects of Abé are Tioffo, Morie, Abbey-Ve, and Kos

In 1995 there were estimated to be 170,000 speakers, primarily in the Department of Agboville.


  1. ^ Abé at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Abe". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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