A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Dye, Gangam, Gangum, Migangam, Mijiem, Nbangam, Ngangan

57,400 in Togo (Gblem-Poidi and Kantchoa 2012). Total users in all countries: 77,400.


Savanes region: Oti prefecture, Gando-Namoni, Mogou, Koumongou, and Kountouri areas; Kara region: Keran prefecture, small area.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Motiem (Mogou), Koumongou. Reportedly similar to Konkomba [xon], Ntcham [bud], Moba [mfq], and Gurmanchema [gux].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Some also use Anufo [cko]. Also use French [fra], Gourmanchéma [gux], Moba [mfq].

Language Development
Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 2011.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Anufo villages also in the area. Gando is considered the center of economic and religious life. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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