Ede language

Ede is a dialect continuum of Benin and Togo that is closely related to the Yoruba language. The best-known variety is Ife.

Native toBenin, Togo
Native speakers
(800,000 cited 1990–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
cbj – Cabe (Caabe)
ica – Ica
idd – Idaca (Idaaca)
ijj – Ije
nqg – Nago (Nagot)
nqk – Kura Nago
xkb – Manigri (Kambolé)
ife – Ifɛ
Glottologedea1234  Ede; includes Yoruba[2]

Kluge (2011) includes Yoruba within Ede.

The Ede dialects include Ede Cabe (Caabe, Shabè), Ede Ica (Itcha, Isha), Ede Idaca (Idaaca, Idaatcha), Ede Ije, Ede Nago (Nagot), Ede Kura Nago, Ede Manigri (Kambolé), and Ede Ife.


  1. ^ Cabe (Caabe) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ica at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Idaca (Idaaca) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Ije at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Nago (Nagot) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kura Nago at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    (Additional references under 'Language codes' in the information box)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ede". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.