Gola language

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Native to Eastern Liberia & along the border with Sierra Leone
Ethnicity Gola
Native speakers
(110,000 cited 1989–1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gol
Glottolog gola1255[2]

Gola is an erstwhile Atlantic language of Liberia and Sierra Leone. It is not closely related to other languages and appears to form its own branch of Niger–Congo.[3]


  1. ^ Gola at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Gola". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Guillaume Segerer & Florian Lionnet 2010. "'Isolates' in 'Atlantic'" Archived March 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Language Isolates in Africa workshop, Lyon, Dec. 4