A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Ana, Ana-Ifé, Baate

127,000 in Togo (Gblem-Poidi 2012). Population total all countries: 207,000.


Northeast Plateaux region: north Ogou, Anie and Est-Mono prefectures, mostly Atakpamé, Kamina, Dadja, and Ese-Ana; Centrale region: west Tchamba prefecture.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Dadja, Djama, Tschetti. Ede language subgroup member. Lexical similarity: 78% with Yoruba [yor] of Porto-Novo, 87%–91% with Ede Nago [xkb].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Éwé [ewe], French [fra], Yoruba [yor]. Used as L2 by Aguna [aug], Anii [blo], Bago-Kusuntu [bqg], Kpessi [kef], Northern Nago [xkb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Dictionary. NT: 2009.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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