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Anyi and Baule are closely related dialects in the Akan branch of Kwa. (Webbook)
Ethnologue Classification of Anyi and of Baule: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Bia, Northern.
(NB- The Akan languages of Twi and Fante are treated in an article under that name.)
Baule: 2,130,000 (1993 SIL). (Ethnologue)
Anyi: 610,000 in Côte d'Ivoire (1993 SIL). 250,000 in Ghana (2003). 10,000 to 100,000 second-language users. (Ethnologue)
Dialect survey work for Baule is going on at the University of Côte d'Ivoire.
SIL's Ethnologue lists the following for Anyi dialects in Côte d'Ivoire (and Ghana):
For Baule, Ethnologue says: "Close to Anyin. Many subgroups, but all claim to understand the standard variety."
Anyi and Baule are local languages. (Webbook)
Literacy rate among Anyi in Cote d'Ivoire (according to Ethnologue):
Literacy rate among Baule (according to Ethnologue):
Anyi and Baule in Côte d'Ivoire use the official Latin-based orthography developed for all languages in that country (Orthographe pratique des langues ivoiriennes); Ghanaian orthography varies. (Webbook) Anyi and Baule are written with extended characters. [Need information on diacritics.]
Baule alphabet as reported by Hartell (1993) and presented in Systèmes alphabétiques: http://sumale.vjf.cnrs.fr/phono/AfficheTableauOrtho2N.php?choixLangue=baoul%C3%A9
Sample texts on the "Language Museum" site:
Most Unicode fonts with extended Latin characters would suffice.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Baule: http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/bci.htm
None known of.
Latin & diacritic character picker http://people.w3.org/rishida/scripts/pickers/latin/
Need more info on the closeness/interintelligibility of these two. Also Anyin Morofo/Sanvi.
Dwyer, David (1997), Webbook of African Languages, http://www.isp.msu.edu/AfrLang/hiermenu.html (page on "Anyi/Baule" http://www.isp.msu.edu/AfrLang/Anyi_Baule-root.html )
SIL International, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, "Anyin," http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=any
______, "Baoulé," http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bci
SIL International, "ISO 639 Code Tables," http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/codes.asp
U.S. Library of Congress, "ISO 639.2: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages: Alpha-3 codes arranged alphabetically by the English name of language," http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/English_list.php
Wikipedia, "Anyin language," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anyin_language
______, "Baoulé language," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baoul%C3%A9_language