Information on a tribe or ethnic group called Gbanga and on the language they speak [LBR23553.E]

Information on the Gbanga tribe could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, for information on a group called the Gbandi, please see the


This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Ethnologue: Languages of the Word. 1992. 12th Edition. Edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Dallas, Texas: Summer Institute of Linguistics, pp. 287-88

Liberia: A Country Study. 1984. Edited by Harold D. Nelson. Washington, DC: Secretary of the Army, pp. xiv, 89, 93, 292.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. 1990 to present.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political Series [London]. Monthly.

Ethnic Preference and Public Policy in Developing States. 1986. Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports.

Ghanaian Times [Accra]. 1990-1993.

Minority Peoples in the Age of Nation-States. 1989. London: Pluto Press.

Minority Rights Group International. Various dates. London: Minority Rights Group International.

The Minority Rights Group Reports. Various dates. London: La force des faibles.

West Africa [London]. Weekly.

World Directory of Minorities. 1990. London: Minority Rights Groups International.

World Minorities in the Eighties. 1980. London: Quartermaine House.

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