Bété languages

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Bete, Bété
EthnicityBété people
Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana
Linguistic classificationNiger–Congo?

The Bété languages are a language cluster of Kru languages spoken in central-western Ivory Coast.[1][2] There are many dialects but they can be grouped as follows:


  • 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 ʼwʋzɛlɩ -sɛbhɛ (Syllabaire sokuya). Abidjan: Société Internationale de Linguistique.


  1. ^ Raymond Gnoléba Zogbo (1 November 2004), Parlons Bété: Une langue de Côte d'Ivoire, Editions L'Harmattan, ISBN 978-2-296-37725-7
  2. ^ Joseph Evans Grimes (1992), Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Summer Institute of Linguistics, ISBN 978-0-88312-815-2

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