Ditammari

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A language of Benin

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

120,000 in Benin (2006). Population total all countries: 154,300.

Location

Atakora department: Boukoumbé and Natitingou communes; Donga and Borgou 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. Radio programs. Bible: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, traditional religion.

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