Spoken L1 Language: Krio

Comments on subclassification

Magnus Huber 1999: 75-129

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2024
Krio (kri-kri) = 3 (Wider communication). Originated in the Atlantic slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries when it was used to facilitate coastal trade between Europeans and Africans. Used as trade language and for social interaction among all 16 ethnic groups in Sierra Leone.
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