Gbii language

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Gbi and Dorue
Native toLiberia
Native speakers
(5,600 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ggb

The Gbi and Dorue language, also known as Gbee or Gbi and Dorue, is similar to the Krahn dialect/ language of the Niger–Congo language family. It is spoken in northern Liberia which is a district within Nimba County. Its dialects include Gbi and Dorue. It has a lexical similarity of 0.78 with the Bassa language, and so might be considered a Bassa dialect.[3]

In 1991, Gbi was spoken by 18,600 people.[4]

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  1. ^ Gbi and Dorue at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gbi and Dorue". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed) ( correction was made by the son of the Gbi & Dorue Tribe. (2005). "Gbi". Ethnologue: Languages of the World. SIL International. Retrieved 2008-03-08.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  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.