Moba

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A language of Togo

Alternate Names
Jifelm, Moa, Moab, Moare
Autonym
Muaba
Population

319,000 (Gblem-Poidi and Kantchoa 2012). Total users in all countries: 320,800.

Location

Savanes region: Tandjoaré prefecture, into Oti and Tône prefectures, mainly Bombouaka and Dapaong towns.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Natchaba, Ben, Lok, Yanbann. Limited intelligibility of Bimoba [bim] in Ghana, although related. Diverse dialect situation.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, market, work, church. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra]. Used as L2 by Mampruli [maw], Ngangam [gng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%–30%. Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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