National African Language Resource Center
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.