Ntcham language

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Not to be confused with Bassari language (Senegal).
Native to Togo, Ghana
Ethnicity Gurma
Native speakers
280,000 (2004–2012)[1]
Latin (Basari alphabet)
Basari Braille
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
bud – Ntcham
aks – Akaselem
Glottolog ntch1241[2]

Ntcham, or Basari, is a language of the Gurma people in Togo and Ghana. Akaselem (Tchamba) is frequently listed as a separate language.


  1. ^ Ntcham at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Akaselem at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ntcham–Akaselem". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.