Togolese people in France

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Togolese people in France
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Regions with significant populations
French, Ewe, Kabiyé
Christianity, Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Black people in France, Afro-French

Togolese people in France consist of migrants from Togo and their descendants living and working in France. They are one of the Sub-Saharan African diasporas in France.



The first Togolese immigrants in France arrived in the 1970s and the 1980s. They come mostly to live in poor suburban areas (banlieue). [1]

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  1. "L'immigration africaine en France : regards des autres et repli sur soi" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-10-24.