Bakwé language

Spoken in

Niger - Congo

  • Atlantic - Congo Kru Eastern Kru Bakwé - Wane


The Bakwé (ISO 639-3 bjw ) is a Krusprache, which is spoken by a total of 10,300 people in the region Bas -Sassandra in the departments Sassandra, Soubre and San Pédro in the Ivory Coast.

It is the language Godié [ god ] very similar and belongs to the family of languages ​​of the Niger - Congo languages ​​. Bakwé has different dialects: defa, deple, dafa, nigagba and nyinagbi. Along with the language Wane [ hwa ] it forms within the group of eastern Krusprachen the group Bakwé.