The Ewe people are an African ethnic group. They are the largest ethnic group in Togo, the third largest ethnic group in Ghana and they speak the Ewe language which belongs to the Niger-Congo family of languages. They are related to other speakers of Gbe languages, such as, the Fon, Gen, Phla Phera, and the Aja people of Togo and Benin. Ewe people are located primarily in the regions of West Africa, in the region south and east of the Volta River to around the Mono River at Togo. They are particularly found in southern Togo, Volta Region in southeastern Ghana, the Ewe region is sometimes referred to as the Eweland or Eʋedukɔ́ region. The Ewe people have a presence in Accra. They are also found in Ivory Coast and Yorubaland in Nigeria and they consist of four groups based on their dialect and geographic concentration, the Anlo Ewe, the Mina, the Wtyi and the Ewe proper. The literary language has been the Anlo sub-branch, the ancient history of the Ewe people is unknown. The origin of the Ewe people is believed to be the region that is now the border between Benin and Nigeria. The invasions and wars of the 17th century triggered them to migrate into their current location, archaeological evidence suggests that the Ewe people likely had some presence in their current homelands at least earlier than the 13th century. This evidence dates their dynamism to an earlier period than previously believed. However, other evidence suggests a period of turmoil, particularly when Yoruba warriors of Oyo Empire ruled the region. Their own oral tradition describes the brutal king Agokoli of Notse ruled from Kpalimé in 17th century and they share a history with people who speak Gbe languages. These speakers occupied the area between Akanland and Yorubaland, the Ewe people had cordial relations with colonial era European traders. However, in 1784, they warred with Danish colonial interests as Denmark attempted to establish forts in Ewe regions for its officials. The Ewes were both victims of raiding and trade, as well slave sellers to European slave merchants. Politically structured as chiefdoms, the Ewe people were frequently at war with other, raided other clans within the Ewe people as well as in Ashantiland. After slavery was abolished and slave trade brought to a halt, after World War I, the British Togoland and French Togoland were respectively renamed Volta Region and Togo
Eglise Saint-Augustin de Lomé was built in 1934 by the French.