Published July 27, 2017
This video was recorded by Stephen Pasinski in Grand Cess, Liberia, where John lives. Klao, also called Kru, is spoken by as many as 220,000 people, primarily in the West African nation of Liberia, as well as parts of neighboring Sierra Leone. A member of the Niger-Congo family of languages, it is most closely related to the Tajuashon language of Sinoe County, Liberia. With the exception of a Bible translation by Nancy Lightfoot in 2000, Klao lacks wide a body of formal documentation accessible by the general public.