Dewoin language

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Dewoin
Native to Liberia
Native speakers
(8,100 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dee
Glottolog dewo1238[2]

The Dewoin language, also known as De, Dey, or Dei, is a Kru language of the Niger–Congo language family. It is spoken primarily near the coastal areas of Montserrado County in western Liberia, including the capital Monrovia. It has a lexical similarity of 0.72 with the Bassa language.[3]

In 1991, Dewoin was spoken by 8,100 people.[4]

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  1. ^ Dewoin at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dewoin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed) (2005). "Dewoin". Ethnologue: Languages of the World. SIL International. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  4. ^ Vanderaa, Larry (1991). A survey for Christian Reformed World Missions of missions and churches in West Africa. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Christian Reformed World Missions.