Language of the Day for 12 October 2013

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Waama [wwa]

A language of
Benin
Population
50,000 (2000 SIL).
Status
3 (Wider communication).Other speakers often use it in the market.
Language Use
Vigorous. Market, religion, preschools, home, neighborhood. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Baatonum [bba], Ditammari [tbz], French [fra], Nateni [ntm]. Used as L2 by Notre [bly].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–10%. Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1994.