The Nyabwa (Niaboua, Niédéboua, Nyaboa, Nyabwa-Nyédébwa, Nyedebwa or Nyaboa)[3] language is a Kru language spoken in Ivory Coast. It is part of the Wee dialect continuum.

Native toIvory Coast
Native speakers
(43,000 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nwb

Writing systemEdit

Nyabwa alphabet
a b bh c d e ɛ f g gb gw i ɩ j k kp kw
l m n ng ny o ɔ p r s t u ʋ v w y z

Nasalisation is indicated by a tilde on the vowel. Tones are indicated by following signs: Very high tone is indicated by a double apostrophe ‹ ˮ › ; High tone is indicated by an apostrophe ‹ ʼ › ; Mid-tone is indicated by no diacritic; Low tone is indicated by a hyphen ‹ ˗ ›.


  1. ^ Nyabwa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nyabwa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "OLAC resources in and about the Nyabwa language". 30 December 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.