Gbe, Saxwe

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A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Sahouè, Sahouègbe, Saxwe, Saxwegbe, Saxwe-Gbe, Tsaph?, Tsaph? -Gbe
Population

170,000 (2002 census).

Location

Mono Department, Houéyogbé and Bopa communes.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Daxe, Saxwe, Se.

Typology

SVO; no noun classes or gender; question words initial; minimal affixing; 12 vowel phonemes; no case marking (except pronouns); tonal.

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Used as L2 by Gbesi Gbe [gbs], Xwela Gbe [xwe].

Language Development
Magazines. Radio programs.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.