Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Western Xwla Gbe - (xwl)

Alternate Name(s): Western Xwla, Xwla, Gbe, Phla, Xwla-Gbe

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Benin

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Population: 103,000

Global Population: 103,000

PEID: 12353

ROP: 109658

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Gbe, Xwla of Benin, numbering 103,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Benin. Their primary language is Western Xwla Gbe. The primary religion practiced by the Gbe, Xwla is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

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