Wobé is a member of the Western Kru branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by about 265,000 people in the west of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), particularly in the Fakobly and Kouibly subprefectures of the Montagnes district.
Wobé is also known as Ouobe, Wèè, Wê, Wè Northern or Northern Wèè. Dialects include Tao, Péomé, Sémien and Kouibly. It is closely related to Wè Southern. It is written with the Latin alphabet.
Wobé has up to 14 tones - more than any other language - although the exact number is uncertain.
Download an alphabet chart for Wobé (Excel)
Ba' taa -tyuu' nyo a plee oh'. -See -kooh' ɛ, -mɛ e sawon ke, nyo -nea 'sɔɔn 'moae-, ooh 'bɛɛ- 'on 'ɛ. -Wɛɛ ooh -wee ne 'o 'bloha- kpei". -Wɛe ba' taa -tyuu' 'ble ooh -poh'.
Source: Contes wobé by Gbè Kouiti
The panther inspires fear in everyone. The spider and the chameleon, both of the same size, are also dominated by it.
Information about Wobé
Bassa, Bete (Daloa), Godié, Guere, Jabo, Neyo, Nyabwa, Wobé, Yocoboué Dida
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
Page created: 16.01.23. Last modified: 18.01.23
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