Akebu

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A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Akebou, Akébou, Ekpeebhe, Gakagba, Kabu, Kébou, Kebu, Kegberike, kekpeeke, kekpeerike
Population

70,300 (Gblem-Poidi 2012).

Location

Plateaux region: Akébou and Wawa prefectures east of Ghana, mostly in Kougnohou, Djon, Kamina, Sérégbéné, and Yala.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains except government, education and with outsiders. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Éwé [ewe]. Éwé used extensively in church and at the market. Also use Gen [gej]. Gen used extensively in church and at the market. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. More primary and secondary schools now (2011); many children being educated in French [fra]. Radio programs. Bible portions: 2010–2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.