Gbe, Western Xwla


A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Phla, Xwla, Xwla-Gbe

50,000 in Benin (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 71,000.


Mono department: Grand-Popo commune; Atlantique department: Ouidah commune; Littoral department: Cotonou.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Lexical similarity: 86% with Gun [guw], 84% with Fon [fon], 73% with Gen [gej], 68% with Aja [ajg], 90% with Eastern Xwela Gbe [gbx], 88% with Saxwe Gbe [sxw].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Fon [fon], French [fra], Gen [gej].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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