Spoken L1 Language: Baatonum

Comments on subclassification

Winkelmann, Kerstin 2007

AES status:
not endangered
Source:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2020
Comment:
Baatonum (bba-bba) = 3 (Wider communication). Used as conquest language in 17th century. Widespread under European colonization beginning in the 1880’s in northeast Benin and northwest Nigeria. Language of colonization, trade, and church.
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