Bété

Categories: Ethnicities

The Bété are a Kru-speaking people of the Cocoa Belt of Ivory Coast, divided into 93 tribes. The Bété make a textile out of beaten and dried tree bark, which their traditional wrappers, called tapa or gloko, are made of. They also have a writing system made of pictographs, which only a select few initiates can learn.

Synonyms:
Bèti, Bètia, Betegnan, Bokya, Kpwe, Magwe, Shien, Bété Tsien
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