146,000 in Togo. 5% monolingual.
Kara Region, Doufelgou prefecture, Niamtougou area; Central and Plateaux regions, Sotouboua, Ogou, and Haho prefectures; important minority in Lomé. Also in Ghana.
Central Nawdm (Bana’, Tenega), East Nawdm (Siou Canton), West Nawdm (Baga, Koka, Niamtougou). Similar to Yom [pil].
SVO; postpositions; noun head initial; 13 noun classes; verbal system based on aspect, not tense; 24 consonant phonemes; 7 vowel phonemes; tonal
Exonym: Losso. L1 speakers may use this term with outsiders. Traditional religion, Christian.