Gbe, Kotafon


A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Ko, Kogbe

100,000 (2002 SIL).


Mono department: Athiémé, Houeyogbe, eastern Bopa communes, Lake Aheme area; Kouffo department: Djakotomey and Lalo communes.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Lexical similarity: 82% with Gbe Ayizo [ayb], 81% with Fon [fon], 69% with Gen [gej], 65% with Aja [ajg].

Language Use

Most domains. All ages. Some also use Saxwe Gbe [sxw]. Also use Éwé [ewe], Fon [fon], French [fra], Gen [gej], Gun [guw]. Used as L2 by Saxwe Gbe [sxw].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.