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Areas where Gbe languages are spoken

The Gbe languages form a cluster of about 20 related languages stretching across the area between eastern Ghana and western Nigeria. The total number of speakers of Gbe languages is between four and eight million. The most widely spoken Gbe language is Ewe, followed by Fon. The Gbe languages belong to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo languages, and break up into five major dialect clusters: Ewe, Fon, Aja, Gen, and Phla-Pherá. In the late 18th century, many speakers of Gbe were enslaved and transported to the New World, causing Gbe languages to play a role in the genesis of several Caribbean creole languages. In the first half of the twentieth century, the Africanist Diedrich Hermann Westermann was one of the most prolific contributors to the study of Gbe. The first internal classification of the Gbe languages was published in 1988 by H.B. Capo, followed by a comparative phonology in 1991. The Gbe languages are tonal, isolating languages and the basic word order is Subject Verb Object.

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Eight allotropes of carbon

Carbon is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol C and atomic number 6. It occurs in all organic life and is the basis of organic chemistry. This nonmetal also has the interesting chemical property of being able to bond with itself and a wide variety of other elements, forming nearly 10 million known compounds. This illustration depicts eight of the allotropes (different molecular configurations) that pure carbon can take (top to bottom, left to right): a) Diamond, b) Graphite, c) Lonsdaleite, d) Buckminsterfullerene (C60), e) C540, f) C70, g) Amorphous carbon, h) single-walled carbon nanotube.


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Goldfrapp discography

Alison Goldfrapp performing in June 2006
Releases
Studio albums 4
Compilation albums 1
EPs 4
Singles 18
Video albums 1
Music videos 17
Miscellaneous 11
Remixes 4

This is the discography of Goldfrapp, a British electronic music duo. Goldfrapp have released four studio albums, one remix album, four Extended plays, eighteen singles, seventeen music videos and one DVD on London-based record label Mute Records.

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Year Title Chart peak positions Sales and certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[3]
FR
[4]
GER
[5]
SWI
[6]
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[7]
2000 Felt Mountain 57 44 95 36 36
  • US sales: 52,000[8]
  • BPI certification: Gold[9]
2003 Black Cherry
  • Released on 28 April 2003
  • Labels: Mute (CDStumm #196)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
19 36 44 25 98
  • US sales: 52,000[8]
  • BPI certification: Platinum[10]
2005 Supernature
  • Released on 28 April 2005
  • Labels: Mute (CDStumm #250)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
2 23 16 43 26 29 138
  • US sales: 49,000[8]
  • BPI certification: Platinum[11]
2008 Seventh Tree
  • Released on February 28, 2008
  • Labels: Mute (CDStumm #280)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
2 11 10 37 21 11 48
  • US sales: 15,000[12]
  • BPI certification: Gold[13]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

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  1. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". everyHit.com. Retrieved 16 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Discografie Goldfrapp". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Discography Goldfrapp". UltraTop.be. Retrieved 5 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Discographie Goldfrapp". LesCharts.com. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
  5. ^ "Charts". Charts-Surfer.de. Retrieved 16 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Discography Goldfrapp". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
  7. ^ "Goldfrapp > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 March 2008.
  8. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith. "Ask Billboard". Billboard. 3 August 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2007.
  9. ^ "British sales certificate for Felt Mountain". British Phonographic Industry. 12 October 2001. Retrieved 12 June 2007.
  10. ^ "British sales certificate for Black Cherry". British Phonographic Industry. 26 August 2005. Retrieved 12 June 2007.
  11. ^ "British sales certificate for Supernature". British Phonographic Industry. 13 January 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2007.
  12. ^ Hasty, Kathy. "Janet Dethrones Jack To Top Billboard 200". Billboard. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2008.
  13. ^ "British sales certificate for Seventh Tree". British Phonographic Industry. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2008.
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