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Monday, April 16, 2012

Benin L'Aube Nouvelle, The Dawn of a New Day

The Republic of Benin location in Africa

There are thousands of languages spoken in Africa; over 2,000. The top 10 most spoken languages in Africa in order are; Arabic, Kiswahili (Swahili), Hausa, English, Amharic, French, Oromo, Yoruba, Igbo and Zulu. The languages spoken in Benin are French the official, Fon and Yoruba are most common in south of Benin, and tribal languages there are at least six major ones in north Benin.


L'Aube Nouvelle, The Dawn of a New Day is the African county Benin national anthem. There are 10 million people living in Benin: 
     ·        Fon and related 39.2%
·        Adja and related 15.2%
·        Yoruba and related 12.3%
·        Bariba and related 9.2%
·        Peulh and related 7%
·        Ottamari and related 6.1%
·        Yoa-Lokpa and related 4%
·        Dendi and related 2.5%
·        Other 1.6%
·       
Unspecified 2.9%

Major religions are:
     ·        Catholic 27.1%
·        Muslim 24.4%
·        Vodoun 17.3%
·        Protestant 10.4%
·        Other Christian 5.3%
·       
Unspecified 15.5%



Benin’s flag is bands of yellow on top, red at the bottom with a vertical green band on the side. The green symbolizes hope and revival, yellow wealth, and red courage. 
The Beninese people flag of Benin




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