Nawdm language

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Native to Togo
Ethnicity Losso people
Native speakers
150,000 in Togo (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nmz
Glottolog nawd1238[2]

Nawdm is a Gur language of Togo. An unknown number of speakers live in Ghana.

The term Losso is a vague local designation, never employed by linguists, referring to both the Nawdm and Lamba people.

Writing System[edit]

Nawdm alphabet
a b d e ɛ f g gw gb h ɦ i j k kw kp l m n ny ŋ ŋm o ɔ r s t u v w y

To distinguish a sequence of two consonants and a consonant represented by two letters, the umlaut is used on the first letters of the sequence of two consonants, for example : the sequence of consonants (g̈w, g̈b, n̈y, ŋ̈m).


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