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The Bassa are a people of Liberiamarker, living in Grand Bassamarker, Rivercessmarker, and Montserradomarker counties, who speak the Bassa language, a Kru language. They number about 350,000 (as of 1991). They have their own writing system, called "Bassa" or "Vah," which was developed around 1900 . There are also about 5000 in Sierra Leonemarker. They practice Christianity, as well as indigenous religions.


  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version.

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