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Bassa Brochure

Bassa is a Niger-Congo Kru language. Bassa language has its own unique alphabet. It has five different tones that are marked using a system of dots and dashes which appear inside vowel letters. There are several dialects including Gbor, Gba Sor, Mabahn, Hwen Gba Kon, Central Bassa, and Rivercess Bassa. Proverbs are a cornerstone to Bassa language. They are typically used by elders (mbong) in formal settings or family meetings.They are typically used when giving advice or solving a complex problem requiring pragmatic thinking. Proverbs also play a crucial role in educating the youth. There are proverbs for nearly every situation one can face in life.
Author(s): NALRC
URL: http://nalrc.indiana.edu/brochures/new-broch/Bassa.pdf
Language(s): Bassa
Category: Research, LCTL Initiatives, K-12 Initiatives, Outreach and Dissemination
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Audience: K-8, 9-12, Heritage, Self-Study, Special Purpose
General Format: Print
Specific Medium: Hard Copy
Skill: N.A.
Price: Free
Year: 2015
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Publisher: National African Language Resource Center
 
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