NUMBER OF SPEAKERS
Grimes (1996), cites figures of 810,000 speakers of Anyi and 2,130,000 speakers of Baule. Burmeister (personal communication, 1983) estimates about 500,000 speakers of Anyi; Voegelin and Voegelin (1977) cite 450,000; Derive (1978) notes 1.01 million speakers of Baule and 264,000 speakers of Anyi in Côte d'Ivoire.
Anyi and Baule are local languages.
Dialect survey work for Baule is going on at the University of Côte d'Ivoire; Anyi dialect work is being carried out by the Société Internationale de Linguistique.
Anyi and Baule in Côte d'Ivoire use the official orthography developed for all languages in that country; Ghanaian orthography varies.
SETS OF LEARNING MATERIALS
For various linguistic and sociolinguistic reasons, it is suggested that two sets of learning materials be developed.
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