Diiloŋ-nelma Tobisĩfɛlɛnni (CMENT)
Cerma (Gouin) (cme) Burkina Faso Cerma is the spoken language of 61,400 people in Burkina Faso. The population total in all countries, including Cote d’Ivoire, is 63,100. The people are called 'Gouin' or 'Ciramba'. They live in the region just north of Ouagadougou, Côte d'Ivoire, along the main road to Banfora, in Comoé Province; many are peasant agriculturalists. Alternate names for the language are Gouin, Gwe, Gwen, Kirma Dialects Banfora-Sienena, Niangoloko-Diarabakoko, Soubakanedougou, and Gouindougouba. The Gouindougouba dialect is spoken in 1 or 2 villages. Turka is the closest language, but it is not inherently intelligible. Cerma is classification as Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Central, Southern, Kirma-Tyurama. Cerma is used for instruction in grades 1 to 3. People of all ages speak the language; most of them also use Jula; those who have been to school speak some French. The literacy rate in Cerma is 12%; it is 15% for the second language, Jula or French. Written literature uses the Latin script and includes a dictionary and some Bible portions.
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