Bassa people (Liberia)

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Not to be confused with Bassa people (Cameroon).

The Bassa are a people of Liberia, living in Grand Bassa, Rivercess, Margibi and Montserrado counties, who speak the Bassa language, a Kru language. They numbered about 350,000 in 1991. They have their own writing system, called Bassa Vah which was developed around 1900[citation needed]. There are also about 5000 in Sierra Leone. They practice Christianity, as well as indigenous religions.



  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version.
  • Somah, Syrulwa (2003) Nyanyan Gohn-Manan History, Migration and Government of the Bassa.; Lightning Source Inc

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