Language Data

  • Alternate names: Yoabou, Yoabu
  • Dialects: Tangamma, Waama
  • Scriptures published:
    • New Testament (1994)
    • Portions (1986)
    • La foi vient en écoutant Waama (2013)
    • FCBH  (1994 Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc.)  See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 1%--10% in Waama. Also use French [fra], Baatonum [bba], Ditammari [tbz], or Nateni [ntm]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Benin
  • Region: Atakora department: Natitingou, Toucountouna, Mouande communes; Pehonko commune, at least 20 villages; Cotonou, Parakou area
  • Religion: traditional religion, Christian
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists
  • Number of users: 68,600
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)