Gen language

Gen
Mina
Spoken in Togo, Benin
Native speakers 330,000  (1991–2006)
Language family
Niger–Congo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gej

Gen (also called Gɛ̃, Gɛn gbe, Gebe, Guin, Mina, Mina-Gen, and Popo) is a Gbe language spoken in the southeast of Togo in the Maritime Region. It is also spoken in the Mono Department of Benin. It is part of the Volta–Niger branch of the major African Niger–Congo language family. Like the other Gbe languages, Gen is a tonal language.

According to SIL/Ethnologue, there are 200,000 Gen-speakers in Togo in 1991, and and 130,000 in Benin in 2006.

References

  • Kangni, Atah-Ekoué (1989) La syntaxe du Gẽ: étude syntaxique d'un parler Gbe: le Gẽ du Sud-Togo. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

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