- Kru languages
languages belong to the Niger-Congo language family and are spoken in the area ranging from the south-east of Liberiato the east of Côte d'Ivoire. The name "Kru" is of unknown origin and is according to Westermann (1952) 'used by Europeans to denote a number of tribes speaking related dialects, and the dialects as a whole'; Marchese (1989) notes that the term might be derived from the fact that many of these peoples were recruited as 'crew' by European seafarers.
The classification of Kru languages is as follows:
* Westerman, Diedrich Hermann (1952) "Languages of West Africa" (Part II). London/New York/Toronto: Oxford University Press.
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=89957 Kru family tree] at
* [http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/KruBassa PanAfrican L10n page on Kru/Bassa]
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