Guere (Wèè)

Guere is a Western Kru language spoken in western Ivory Coast, specifially in the districts of Bas-Sassandra and Montagnes. In 2017 there were 422,000 speakers of Guere. Other varities or dialect of Guere are spoken in Liberia.

Guere is also known as Southern Wè, Central Guéré, Gere or Wee. It is used on the radio and television, and about 25-40% Guere speakers are literate in their language.

Guere alphabet and pronunication

Guere alphabet and pronunication


Guere is a tonal language with ten tones. I am not sure how they are indicated in writing.

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Sample text

'Dhe dhɛ gbɔ i -de'aan wlu -nɩ. Wlu nɩ 'o Nyɔsoa "bun, -wɛ' wlu nɩ Nyɔsoa. Wlua 'djɛkpa nɩ 'e dhɛ gbɔ i -de'an 'dho Nyɔsoa "bun. Wlu mɔ-nʋ dhɛ klɛɛkpɛ. 'Dho dhɛ klɛɛpɛ -nʋʋa' "kwlu ɛ, dhɛ ʋ'a sea nʋ ɛ, ɛ se nɩ-.


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.


Sample videos in Guere


Information about Guere

Kru languages

Bassa, Guere, Jabo

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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