Fon

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A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Dahomeen, Fongbe
Population

1,400,000 in Benin (2006). Population total all countries: 1,435,500.

Location

Zou and Atlantic departments, south Abomey-Calavi and Ouidah communes; Littoral Department, Cotonou. Interspersed with other groups south and in towns north. Also in Togo.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Agbome, Arohun, Gbekon, Kpase.

Language Use

Vigorous. Administration, education, religious services, commerce, and labor. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. 10% can read Fon, 7% can write it. Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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