Vai is a member of Western Mande group of Niger-Congo languages. It is spoken in Liberia and Sierra Leone by about 212,200 people. There are about 189,000 Vai speakers in Bomi county and Grand Cape Mount county in the northwest of Liberia, and about 23,300 speakers in the Pujehun district of the Southern province of Sierra Leone.
Vai is also known as Gallinas, Gallines, Vei or Vy. It is mainly written with the Vai syllabary, and can also be written with the Latin alphabet.
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Tones are not usually indicated in written Vai.
Adhama deng nu gbi tong manja deng nu wa anuan wooloo kiiye fe, amu bee sii londoe wa be anuan koowa. anda koo temaan lo ka so amu anu fala be. Koomu anuhin koo nu tahaye lei la kemu nehin nyoon la kung tiya anu te.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Information about Vai | Vai syllabary | Phrases | Numbers
Information about Vai
Bambara, Busa, Kpelle, Loma, Mandinka, Maninka, Mano, Mende, Soninke, Susu, Vai
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
Page last modified: 24.03.22
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