Banda, Togbo-Vara


12,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo (1984 census). Total users in all countries: 24,000.


Equateur province: Nord Ubangi, Bosobolo territory, Badja and Baya towns, Vongba II and Bandema village areas to Gwara II.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Togbo (Tagbo, Tohgboh). Not intelligible of other Banda languages or dialects in South Sudan.

Language Use

Also use Lingala [lin], Mono [mnh], Sango [sag].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Low in Lingala [lin] and not increasing.

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Tagbu [tbm] of Democratic Republic of the Congo in Sere group.

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