Gbe, Eastern Xwla

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A language of Benin

Alternate Names
Houla, Kpla, Offra, Ophra, Phla, Pla, Popo, Xwla
Population

80,000 (2002 SIL).

Location

Atlantique department: Lake Nokwe south shore; Littoral department: east Cotonou; Ouémé department: Seme-Kpodji commune east of Cotonou.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 90% with Gun [guw], 82% with Fon [fon], 68% with Gen [gej], 68% with Aja [ajg].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Also use Fon [fon], French [fra], Gun [guw].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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