Moba

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A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Ben, Moa, Moab, Moare
Population

189,000 in Togo (Vanderaa 1991). Population total all countries: 190,800.

Location

Northwest Savanes Region, Tandjoare prefecture, into Tone and Oti prefectures, mainly Dapaong and Bombouaka towns. Also in Burkina Faso.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Ben, Lok, Natchaba, Yanbann. Related to Bimoba [bim] in Ghana, but limited intelligibility. Diverse dialect situation.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, market, work, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–30%. More interest in learning to read French than Moba. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2008.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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