Spoken L1 Language: Baatonum
- AES status:
- not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2023
- Baatonum (bba-bba) = 3 (Wider communication). Used as conquest language in 17th century. Widespread under European colonization beginning in the 1880s in northeast Benin and northwest Nigeria. Language of colonization, trade, and church.