Ifè

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A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Ana, Ana-Ifé, Anago, Baate, Ede Ife
Autonym
Ifè
Population

127,000 (Gblem-Poidi and Kantchoa 2012). Total users in all countries: 170,600.

Location

Centrale region: west Tchamba prefecture; Plateaux region: Anié, Est-Mono, and north Ogou prefectures, mostly Atakpamé, Dadja, Ese-Ana, and Kamina.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Tschetti, Djama, Dadja. Ede language subgroup member. Lexical similarity: 78% with Yoruba [yor] of Porto-Novo, 87%–91% with Ede Nago [xkb].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra], Yoruba [yor], Éwé [ewe]. Used as L2 by Aguna [aug], Anii [blo], Bago-Kusuntu [bqg], Kpessi [kef], Northern Nago [xkb].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%. Literature. Radio. Videos. Dictionary. NT: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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