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.

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Mar 30, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
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Oct 4, 2011 @ 9:09 am
I enjoyed reading this article, my confusion stemmed from the fact that some settlers in Togo like the lebanese and syrians were mentioned as part of the ethnic group of Togo while the Yoruba settlers whose origins can be traced to Benin Republic and western Nigeria whose population are said to exceed a million people were not mentioned at all. I dont know the critaria used. Togo's most famous footballer Emmanuel Adebayor of Toteham fc of England belong to this tribe. Please enlighten me on this issue.
jordan
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Dec 11, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
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Dec 13, 2011 @ 8:08 am
I'm from Liberia. I learnt that my tribe ( the Mano tribe also exists in Togo). I really want to know if the information is true then what name are they called and which part of Togo they live...their staple food as well.
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Feb 19, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
Thanks a lot for ur helping we the sudents to know more about our geographical world.
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Mar 6, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
please, where can i locate the takosi people in togo? i wish to visit them.
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Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
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