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The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

Border countries:

    Burkina Faso 584 km, Ghana 668 km, Guinea 610 km, Liberia 716 km, Mali 532 km .

Cultural Demographics
Population:

17,298,040

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French) (1998)

Religions: Christian 20-30%, Muslim 35-40%, indigenous 25-40% (2001) note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)

Languages Spoken:

French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken

Literacy:
male: 57.9%
female:43.6% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Yamoussoukro; note - although Yamoussoukro has been the official capital since 1983, Abidjan remains the commercial and administrative center; the US, like other countries, maintains its Embassy in Abidjan

Number of provinces

19 regions; Agneby, Bafing, Bas-Sassandra, Denguele, Dix-Huit Montagnes, Fromager, Haut-Sassandra, Lacs, Lagunes, Marahoue, Moyen-Cavally, Moyen-Comoe, N'zi-Comoe, Savanes, Sud-Bandama, Sud-Comoe, Vallee du Bandama, Worodougou, Zanzan

Universities go here.

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