Gbe, Eastern Xwla


A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Houla, Kpla, Offra, Ophra, Phla, Pla, Popo, Xwla

80,000 (2002 SIL).


Southeast coast, Ouémé department: Seme-Kpodji commune east of Cotonou; westward into Atlantique department: south shore, Lake Nokwe; Littoral department: east Cotonou.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Lexical similarity: 90% with Gun [guw], 82% with Fon [fon], 68% with Gen [gej], 68% with Aja [ajg].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Fon [fon], French [fra], Gun [guw].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.