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Basa language


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  • Variants

    • Basaa language
    • Bassa language (Cameroon)
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  • Sources

    • found: Ethnologue, 13th ed.:p. 297, under Liberia (Bassa, 347,000 in Liberia, 5,000 in Sierra Leone. Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kru, Western, Bassa. Dialects Gbor, Gba Sor, Mabahn, Hwen Gba Kon, Central Bassa, Rivercess Bassa. Different from Bassa of Nigeria or Bassa (Basaa) of Cameroon.) p. 192, under Cameroon (Basaa, var. Bassa, Basa, Bisaa, Northern Mbene, Mvele, Mbele, Mee, Tupen, Bikyek, Bicek. Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Northwest, A, Basaa) p. 338, under Nigeria (Basa-Kaduna, var. Bassa-Kaduna, Basa-Gumna, Gwadara Basa, Basa Kuta. Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Western Basa. Extinct.) p. 338, under Nigeria (Bassa-Kontagora. Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Kainji, Western, Basa. 10 speakers, nearly extinct) p. 377, under Sierra Leone (Bassa, 5,000 in Sierra Leone, 347,000 in Liberia)
    • found: Niger-Congo langs., 1989:p. 363 (Tentative classification of Kainji and Platoid languages ... D. Basa group: 1. Basa-Kontagora, 2. Koromba (Basa-Gurmana), 3. Basa-Gurara, 4. Basa-Makurdi) pp. 119, 125-28, 134 (discussion of Bassa as a Kru language)
    • found: Biebuyck, D.P. African ethnonyms, 1996:p. 39 (Basa (Cameroun, Nigeria) var. Bakoko, Basawa, Bassa, Koko. Bantu language.) p. 40 (Bassa (Liberia), var. Basa. Kwa language; Bassa Kaduna (Nigeria). Benue-Congo language; Bassa Komo (Nigeria). Benue-Congo language; Bassa Nge (Nigeria). Var.: Basa-Nge, Basange, Nge. Kwa language, subcategory of Nupe)
  • LC Classification

    • PL8065-PL8065.95
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2011-10-24: revised
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