Baatonum

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A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Baatombu, Baatonu, Barba, Barganchi, Bargawa, Bargu, Bariba, Baruba, Berba, Bogung, Burgu
Population

460,000 in Benin (1995 R. Jones). Population total all countries: 560,000.

Location

Central, north Borgou Department, Sinende, Bembereke, N’Dali, Parakou, eastern Tchaourou, Perere, Nikki, and Kalale communes.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Language Use

Also use French [fra]. Used as L2 by Boko [bqc], Ditammari [tbz], Mokole [mkl], Nateni [ntm], Waama [wwa], Yom [pil].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–30%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1997.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Baatonu, Baatombu (pl.). Distinct from Biali (Berba) [beh]. Muslim, traditional religion.

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