Published March 31, 2018
This video was recorded by Teddy Nee in Taipei City, Taiwan, where Achille is a student at National Taiwan University. Mooré, also known as Mossi, is spoken by more than seven million people, primarily in the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, and Togo. It is written primarily with the Burkinabé script, a unique variation of the Latin alphabet developed in Burkina Faso. Dioula, also written Dyula, is spoken by more than ten million people in West Africa, of which about two million are native speakers. Dioula speakers use three writing systems: the Latin and Arabic alphabets, as well as the N’ko script, which was developed in 1949 for use among West Africa’s Manding languages.