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Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Nigeria and Togo
Population: 6,395,919 - Capital: Porto-Novo
Ethnics Groups: African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Bariba), Europeans 5,500
Languages: French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)
Religions: Indigenous beliefs 70%, Muslim 15%, Christian 15%

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Proverbs from Benin
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Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor.
R
Before you ask a man for clothes, look at the clothes that he is wearing.
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Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.
N
There is no god like one's stomach; we must sacrifice to it every day.
K
A great affair covers up a small matter.
 

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