Togo - Ethnic groups
Native Africans constitute 99% of Togo's total population. Some 37 tribal groups comprise a mosaic of peoples possessing neither language nor history in common. The main ethnic group consists of the Ewe and such related peoples as the Ouatchi, Fon, and Adja; they live in the south and constitute at least 40% of the population. Next in size are the Kabrè and related Losso living in the north. As elsewhere in Africa, political and ethnic boundaries do not coincide. Thus, the Ewe are divided by the Togo-Ghana boundary, and large numbers of Ouatchi, Adja, Kabrè, and Losso live in adjacent Benin. Other significant groups are the Mina, Cotocoli, Moba, Gourma, Akposso, Ana, Lamba, Ehoué, and Bassari. Despite Togo's complex ethnic, linguistic, and racial makeup, a major distinction can be made between the tribes of Sudanic origin that inhabit the northern regions and those of the true Negroid Bantu type found in the south. The remaining 1% of Togo's populace is non-African, mostly European and Syrian-Lebanese.