Fulfulde, Borgu


A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Benin-Togo Fulfulde, Fulbe-Borgu, Peul, Peulh

604,000 in Benin (2016). Most monolinguals are in Borgou Department, Nikki Commune. Total users in all countries: 652,200.


Alibori department: Segbama commune; Borgou department: Nikki commune; scattered communities in Atacora, Collines, Donga, and Zou departments. Borgou, north of N’Dali (Bakuure dialect); central and south Borgou, Parakou area (Korakuure dialect); Donga-Atacora area from Djougou north to Burkina border (Djougoure dialect); Zou department (Tchabankeere dialect).

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Bakuure, Korakuure, Djougoure (Juguure), Tchabankeere (Caabankeere). A member of macrolanguage Fulah [ful].

Language Use

Home, villages, market. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra], to an extent varying with education level. Used as L2 by Mokole [mkl].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 1%. Among Fulfulde-speaking Gando people there are over 2,000 literates. Taught in primary schools in small-scale multilingual education program since 2014. Literature. Radio. NT: 2010.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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