Ede Idaca


A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Idaaca, Idaasa, Idaatcha, Idaca, Idáìtsà

100,000 (2002 SIL).


Collines department: Dassa-Zoume and Glazoué communes. West Ouémé river.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


Idàáshà, Idàátchà.

Language Use

Vigorous: determined to keep their language from influences from outsiders. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 50% also use Fon [fon]. Also use French [fra], Yoruba [yor].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Literacy program covers entire language area due to high motivation. Taught in primary schools in small-scale multilingual education program since 2014. Poetry. Radio programs. Bible portions.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.