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Anglophone West Africa
1997: Ghana 72, Nigeria 478. Of those, 470 are living languages, 1 is a second language without mother tongue speakers, and 7 are extinct, Sierra Leone 23
Campaigns in Nigeria and Sierra Leone to replace the term tribe or tribal with the concept of ethnicity.
Nigeria: Estimates distinct ethnic groupings varied from 250 to as many as 400. The most widely used marker was that of languageGhana: roughly 100 linguistic and cultural groups were recorded in 1960Sierra Leone: 25