The Loop of Success

The Words of the People of Ivory Coast

Being a country colonized by European for many years, the Republic of Cote dfIvoire (or Ivory Coast) was heavily influenced with European culture - language being one. The people of the Republic of Cote dfIvoire mainly speaks French as their principal language, as it was introduced to its citizens during the colonial period. Alongside French, the country also is familiarized with 83 other dialects that vary in different places in the country, one of which is identified extinct. In addition, the people of Ivory Coast use the standard American Sign Language, as introduced by Andrew Foster.