Gbe, Defi in Benin

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People Name General Gbe, Defi
People Name in Country Gbe, Defi
Population in Benin 22,000
World Population 22,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Gbe, Defi
Ethnic Code NAB59e
People ID 19586
Country Benin
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southeast corner, Oueme Province, Seme-Kpodji Subprefecture between Oueme River north, Cotonou-Porto-Novo railroad west, Gulf of Guinea south, and into Nigeria east.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gbe, Defi (22,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gbe, Defi 22,000
For Primary Language: Gbe, Defi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
66.60 %
Ethnic Religions
15.90 %
0.00 %
16.00 %
0.20 %
Other / Small
1.30 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
33.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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