Fulfulde, Borgu


A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Benin-Togo Fulfulde, Fulbe-Borgu, Peul, Peulh

280,000 in Benin (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 328,200. Most monolinguals are in Borgou Department, Nikki Commune.


Borgou department: Nikki commune; Alibori department: Segbama commune; scattered communities in Atakora, Donga, Zou, and Collines departments; Bakuure dialect: Borgou, north of N’Dali; Korakuure dialect: Central and south Borgou, Parakou area; Djougoure dialect: Donga-Atacora region from Djougou north to Burkina border; Tchabankeere dialect: Zou department.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Bakuure, Djougoure (Juguure), Korakuure, Tchabankeere (Caabankeere). A member of macrolanguage Fulah [ful].

Language Use

Home, villages, market. All ages. Positive attitudes. Use of French [fra] varies with education level. Used as L2 by Mokole [mkl].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Among Fulfulde-speaking Gando people there are over 2,000 literates. Taught in primary schools in small-scale multilingual education program since 2014. Radio programs. NT: 2010.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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