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Anufo Language

Anufo Language

Population      66,000 in Ghana (2003). Population total all countries: 137,600.
Region      Northeast, Wawjayga area. Also in Benin, Togo.
Language map      Ghana, reference number 8
Alternate names       Chakosi, Chokosi, Kyokosi, Tchokossi, Tiokossi
Classification      Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Nyo, Potou-Tano, Tano, Central, Bia, Northern
Language development      Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2006.
Writing system      Latin script.
Comments      Large migration across the border. ‘Anufo’ is the name the people use for themselves; ‘Chokosi’ is used by others. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.

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Benin
Language name       Anufo
Population      13,800 in Benin (2002 SIL).
Region      Atakora Province, Cobly and Boukombe Subprefectures, a few villages.
Language map      Benin, reference number 4
Alternate names      Chakosi, Chokosi, Chokossi, Tchokossi
Language development      Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%.
Comments      Traditional religion, Muslim.
 
Togo
Language name       Anufo
Population      57,800 in Togo (2002 SIL).
Region      North, Savannah region, Mango town area, into Ghana.
Language map      Togo, reference number 7
Alternate names      Chakosi, Chokosi, Chokossi, Tchokossi, Tiokossi
Language use      Trade language. About 18,000 Ngangam L2 speakers. Also use Hausa [hau] or French.
Language development      Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Some can read some French or Arabic [arb].
Comments      Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.


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