Nago, Northern

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A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Ana, Ede Nago, Manigri-Kambolé, Manigri
Population

30,000 in Benin (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 70,000.

Location

Donga Department, Bassila commune south and west of Bassila town; Bantè Commune south of Bassila. Also in Togo.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 87%–91% with Ede Nago [nqk], 77% with Yoruba [yor] of Porto-Novo, 78% with Ife [ife] of Tchetti.

Language Use

All domains. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy classes using Yoruba materials started in 1977. Post literacy activities began in 1995.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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