Gbe, Ci

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A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Ayizo-Ci, Ci, Cigbe, Tchi
Population

25,000 (2002 SIL).

Location

Kouffo Department, Lalo commune.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ci is very similar linguistically to Fon [fon] and is considered the same by Ci Gbe speakers. Lexical similarity: 80% with Fon [fon], 77% with Ayizo Gbe [ayb], 59% with Aja [ajg].

Language Use

All domains. Also use French [fra] or Fon [fon].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.