Kar (kar / kái yor)

Kar is a member of the Senufo branch of the Atlantic-Congo language family. It has about 35,000 speakers in the southwest of Burkina Faso, particularly in the town of Tiéfora in Comoé Province.

Kar is also known as Eastern Karaboro, Karaboro, Karaborro, Ker or Kler. Native speakers call it kar or kái yor, and call themselves Kai. It is closely related to Western Karaboro, which is also spoken in Burkina Faso.

Kar is traditionally an oral language. Ways to write it with the Latin alphabet were developed in the 1970s.

Kar alphabet (kái yor puhu)

Kar alphabet (kái yor puhu)

Download alphabet charts for Kar (Excel)

Hear the Kar alphabet

Karaboro Alphabet, Burkina Faso from Urs Niggli on Vimeo.

Sample text

Te myar naney byɛ yĩntaha yrũhũ nasar yor wo. Yalaale wo, myaha gaa yĩntaha ga waha nii myar buar nasar yor wo. Le ma nii ke syi, wo ne kaplãŋ nkãy yrũhũ wo te myar naney byɛ yĩntaha gbihi yar.

Source: http://sil-burkina.org/fr/content/dictionnaire-karaboro-fran%C3%A7ais

Sample videos


Information about the Kar languages

Atlantic-Congo languages

Bandial, Bariba, Berom, Cebaara, Efik, Esimbi, Ibibio, Iceve-Maci, Jibu, Kambari, Kar, Kissi, Kom, Laalaa, Limba, Mbum, Mono, Mundang, Noon, Obolo, Safen, Supyire, Temne, Ubang, Yemba

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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