Meet the Togolese Yoruba town of Atakpame in the Togo Republic

Atakpame is the Fourth largest city in Togo by population and is situated in the center of the country in a majority Yoruba-speaking part called Ogou which has a population of around 260,000 people. The dialect of Yoruba spoken here is called Ifè. Atakpame is located on a hilly wooded savannah on the eastern end of the Atakora mountains. Together with Kpalimé, it represents the last major settlements of Yoruba origin dotted between the Niger and the Volta rivers. Today, while Atakpame is majorly Ife speaking, Kpalime is majority Ewe speaking. The Ife people of Togo trace their history to

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