Picture Languages

Kpelle speaking countries

Kpelle is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in two countries by a minor part of the population.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 20 percent is in Liberia. A total of about 1.6 million people worldwide speak Kpelle as their mother tongue.
Distribution Kpelle

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
LiberiaWestern Africano19.5 %1,013,000
GuineaWestern Africano4.6 %622,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Kpelle as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.