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. Also in Benin, Ghana.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, market, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use French [fra]. Arabic [arb] used at mosque.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1998–2011.
Arabic script. Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion, Christian.

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