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. Also in Central African Republic, South Sudan.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


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

Language Use

Also use Mono [mnh], but they view themselves as very different from Mono. Many men, especially young men, also speak Lingala [lin] or Sango [sag].

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

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

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