from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spoken in

Ivory Coast
speaker about 50,000-138,000
Language codes
ISO 639 -1


ISO 639 -2


ISO 639-3


Tagwana , also Tagbana or Tagouana , is the main language of the Katiola department of the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) in the Vallée du Bandama .

With its ten dialects it belongs to the Tagwana-Djimini group of the southern Senufo languages .

The number of speakers is given by C. Katia Kamara in 1988 as 50,000, Ethnologue mentions 138,100 speakers as of 1993.


  • Casimir Katia Kamara: Lexicon of the Tagbana Language . Dissertation, Bielefeld University, 1988 ( full text )
  • Maurice Delafosse: Vocabulaires comparatifs de plus de soixante langues ou dialectes parlés à la Côte d'Ivoire et dans les régions limitrophes . 1904
  • RP Clamens: Essai de grammaire sénoufo-tagbana . Bulletin de l'IFAN, Tome XIV, No. 4, October 1952, pp. 1403-1465

Web links