Tiagba language

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Native to Ivory Coast
EthnicityAizi (Prokpo)
Native speakers
9,000 (1999) [1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ahi
Glottolog tiag1235 [2]

The Lélé language, Lélémrin, also known as Tiagba(Tiagbamrin) after its principal town, is a Kru language spoken by ethnic Aizi(Ahizi) on the shores of Ébrié Lagoon in Ivory Coast. It is not intelligible with Mobu, also spoken by Aizi at the lagoon.

Ébrié Lagoon lagoon in Côte dIvoire

The Ébrié Lagoon lies in Ivory Coast, separated for almost all of its length from the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow coastal strip. The 100 km (60 mi) long lagoon is linked to the sea by the Vridi Canal, while the Comoë River flows into it. The lagoon averages 4 km in width, and 5 m (16 ft) in depth. Abidjan and towns such as Grand Bassam, Bingerville, Jacqueville, Attécoubé, and Tiagba lie on the lagoon.

The Mobu language, Mobumrin, is a Kru language spoken by ethnic Aizi(Ahizi) on the shores of Ébrié Lagoon in Ivory Coast. It is not intelligible with Lele (Tiagba), also spoken by Aizi at the lagoon.

The Lele endonym for all Aizi is Prokpo for the people (or in Tiagba Krokpo), Prokpamrin for the language. [3]

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  1. Tiagba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tiagbamrin Aizi". Glottolog 3.0 . Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Douglas Boone, Silué Lamine, MaryAnne Augustin. "L'Utilisation du Français et de l'Adoukrou par les Aizi" (2002, Société Internationale de Linguistique, Côte d’Ivoire) online