Banda, Togbo-Vara

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Population

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

Location

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

Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

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.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

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

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