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Gbe, Waci

A language of Togo

ISO 639-3wci

Population  366,000 in Togo (1991). Population total all countries: 476,000.
Region  Main centers Vogan, Tabligbo, Attitigon. Also in Benin.
Language map  Togo, reference number 34
Alternate names   Ouatchi, Wachi, Waci, Waci-Gbe, Watyi
Dialects  One of 10 languages that make up the Gbe language subgroup that extends from southeastern Ghana across southern Togo and southern Benin into southwestern Nigeria. The subgroup also includes Ci Gbe [cib], Defi Gbe [gbh], Gbesi Gbe [gbs], Eastern Xwla Gbe [gbx], Maxi Gbe [mxl], Kotafon Gbe [kqk], Western Xwla Gbe [xwl], Tofin Gbe [tfi], Xwela Gbe [xwe].
Classification  Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kwa, Left Bank, Gbe
Language use  Also use Éwé [ewe] or French.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Traditional religion, Christian.

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Benin

Language name   Gbe, Waci
Population  110,000 in Benin (Johnstone 1993).
Region  Mono Province.
Language map  Benin, reference number 46
Alternate names  Ouatchi, Waci, Waci-Gbe, Watyu
Language use  Also use French or Éwé [ewe].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Traditional religion.
 
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