The Godié language is a Kru language spoken by the Godié people in the south-west and central-west of Ivory Coast. It is one of the dialects of the Bété language, In 1993, the language had 26,400 native speakers

RegionIvory Coast
Native speakers
(26,000 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3god


Godié spelling is based on the rules of The Orthographic Conventions for Ivorian Languages created by the Institut de linguistique appliquée (ILA) of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny.[3] This convention has had revisions.[4]

Godié letters
a ä b c d e ë f g gh gw i ï ɩ j k kw l
m n ny nw ŋ o ö ɔ p s t u ü ʋ w y z

The tone is indicated with an apostrophe for the high tone and the minus sign for the low tone before the syllable


  1. ^ Godié at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Godie". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Sassongo, Silué (2002). The Orthographic Conventions for Ivorian Languages. Cape Town. pp. 117–132. ISBN 1919799664.
  4. ^ Egner, Inge (2015). Discourse Features of Godié Narrative. SIL International. p. 112. Retrieved 2 February 2019.