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Kru speaking countries

Kru 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 11 percent is in Ivory Coast. A total of about 3.3 million people worldwide speak Kru as their mother tongue.
Distribution Kru

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
Ivory CoastWestern Africano10.5 %2,885,000
LiberiaWestern Africano7.2 %374,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Kru 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.