146,000 in Togo (2012 SIL). 7,300 monolinguals.
Kara region: Bassar and Doufelgou prefectures, Niamtougou area; Centrale and Plateaux regions: Sotouboua, Amou, Wawa, Tchamba, Est-Mono, and Haho prefectures; significant presence in Lomé.
Central Nawdm (Bana’, Tenega), East Nawdm (Siou Canton), West Nawdm (Baga, Koka, Niamtougou). Reportedly 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.
Latin script [Latn].
Exonym: Losso. L1 speakers may use this term with outsiders. Traditional religion, Christian (Roman Catholic).