A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Cotocoli, Kotokoli, Temba, Tim, Timu

204,000 in Togo (1991). Population total all countries: 307,000.


Central Region, Tchaoudjo and Sotouboua prefectures, mostly in Bafilo, Sokode, and Sotouboua; Plateaux Region, northern Agou prefecture near Badou.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, market, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Arabic [arb] used at mosque. Also use French [fra]. Used as L2 by Akaselem [aks], Anii [blo], Bago-Kusuntu [bqg], Ginyanga [ayg], Igo [ahl], Kabiyè [kbp], Kpessi [kef], Lama [las], Lukpa [dop], Northern Nago [xkb], Ntcham [bud].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1998–2011.

Arabic script [Arab]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian (Protestant), traditional religion.

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