Ditammari

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A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Ditamari, Tamari, “Somba” (pej.)
Autonym
Ditammari
Population

L1 users: 88,300 (2014 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 122,600.

Location

Atacora department: Boukoumbé and Natitingou communes; Borgou and Donga departments: along Djougou-Parakou road.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Eastern Ditammari, Western Ditammari (Tamberma).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, neighborhood, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Baatonum [bba], French [fra], Yom [pil]. Used as L2 by Mbelime [mql], Waama [wwa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Taught in primary schools in small-scale multilingual education program since 2013. Literature. Radio. Bible: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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