Ntcham

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A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Basar, Basare, Basari, Bassar, Bassari, Ncam, Ncham, Tobote
Population

100,000 in Togo (1993 SIL), increasing. Population total all countries: 157,000. L2 users: Foreigners living in their area.

Location

West central Kara Region, Bassar and eastern Dankpen prefectures, Kabou, Kalanga, Bitchabe, Dimori, and Bangeli areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ceemba, Dipiitil, Ntaapum.

Language Use

Dispersed Ntcham speakers using Ntcham less. Home, work, with friends. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra], Konkomba [xon], Tem [kdh]. Used as L2 by Akaselem [aks], Konkomba [xon].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 10% in French. Poetry. Radio programs. Films. Videos. Grammar. NT: 1986–2001.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Latin script [Latn], primary usage.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian (Protestant).

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