|Regions with significant populations|
|Gola, English, Krio|
|Christianity , Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Kissi, Sherbro, Temne, Baga, Limba, Loko, Kpelle, Mende, Vai, Gbandi, Loma|
The Gola or Gula are a tribal people living in western/northwestern Liberia and Eastern Sierra Leone. Their leader is called Gola Bear. The Gola language is an isolate within the Niger–Congo language family; in 1991 it was spoken by 200,000 people. As of 2015[update], it is spoken by about 278,000 people.
Sande and Poro
Gola names are very distinctive and similar to the Vai, Mende and Kpelle. Some male Gola names are Ciafa, Seh/Sei, Tarweh, Momolu/Momo, Kayme, Sekou, Ansa, Baimba, Bonokai, Lamie (popular among Vai and Kpelle), Kaijaah, Varney, Varfee, Jallah, Kanneh, Kengbe, Gbessi/Gbessay, Kemokai, Pese, Karmo, Gbotoe, Konowa, Buyamah/Boimah (Popular among the Vai),Kpanna,Lumah (Kpelle and Loma), and Jahn.
Some female names are Fatu (popular among Vai, Mende, and Kpelle), Jebbeh (Vai and Mende), Miata, Hawa, Musu, Jandi/Jandae, Jumah, Kemah/Kaymah, Gbessi/Gbessay, Jenneh, Cianna, Maima (Vai and Kpelle), Famatta, Fatumatta (Fula and Malinke), Bendu, Jabateh, Nyanae, Kula, Kumba (Kissi and Loma), Siah, Tenneh (Vai, Mende and Kpelle), Mabasi, Wokie, Weyatta,Yattah, Kpannah, Tatu/Tartu, Somo, Jartu, Fofannah, Zoe, Massa,Yassa, Ciatta,Lorpu, and Somah
Names that Gola and Vai people give their twins are often Konah, Sando, and Zinnah. They are both boy and girl names.
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