Banda, Togbo-Vara


12,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (1984 census). Population total all countries: 24,000.


Equateur Province, Nord Ubangi, Bosobolo territory, Badja and Baya town areas, Vongba II and Bandema village areas, road area as far as Gwara II; some nearby.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Togbo (Tagbo, Tohgboh). Not intelligible of other Banda languages or dialects in South Sudan.

Language Use

Also use Lingala [lin], Mono [mnh], Sango [sag].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Low in Lingala and not increasing.

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Tagbu [tbm] of Democratic Republic of the Congo in Sere group.

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