Ifè language

Ifè (or Ifɛ) is a Niger–Congo language spoken by some 180,000 people in Togo and Benin. It is also known as Ana, Ana-Ifé, Anago, Baate and Ede Ife. It has a lexical similarity of 87%–91% with Ede Nago.[1]

Native toTogo, Benin
Native speakers
(210,000 cited 1990–2012)[1]
  • Tschetti
  • Djama
  • Datcha
Language codes
ISO 639-3ife

Written works began to be produced in the language in the 1980s, published by the Comité Provisoire de Langue Ifɛ̀ and SIL. An Ifè–French dictionary (Oŋù-afɔ ŋa nfɛ̀ òŋu òkpi-ŋà ŋa nfãrãsé), edited by Mary Gardner and Elizabeth Graveling, was produced in 2000.[3]


  1. ^ a b Ifè at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ife". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ SIL Bibliography on Ethnologue.