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Benin. By : Christopher Minter. History. Three Major Historical Facts: The African country was named Dahomey in the 15 th century. Benin was part of the African Slave Trade- slaves were traded between Africa, Europe, and America between 16 th – 18 th centuries

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Benin

Benin

By : Christopher Minter


History

History

Three Major Historical Facts:

  • The African country was named Dahomey in the 15th century.

  • Benin was part of the African Slave Trade- slaves were traded between Africa, Europe, and America between 16th – 18th centuries

  • Benin became a French colony and formed a Socialist type of government at one time.


History1

History

  • The colonial power that ruled Benin was France.


History2

History

  • Benin achieved its independence through war.

  • Gained independence August 1, 1960


History hubert coutoucou maga

History: Hubert Coutoucou Maga

  • Born in mid August 1916 in Parakou, Dahomey

  • He grew up in villages and towns in his hometown

  • He was a moderate political activist, nationalist, and first president of Dahomey

  • In 1951, he was elected to the Chambers of Deputies of the French National Assembly

  • He died on May 8, 2000 in Cotonou, Benin


Culture

Culture

Prominent Tribes:

  • Fon – the largest tribe in Benin

  • Asja and Aizo – lives in the South and are mostly farmers

  • Goun – live in the Porto-Novo area

  • Yoriba – from Nigeria

  • Somba – lives in the Northeast


Culture1

Culture

  • The musical instruments of Benin are sticks, drums, and thumbed pianos


Culture2

Culture

  • Traditional food - “stew” or “soup” ( a tomato-based sauce that includes many different vegetables and meat.) It is served with rice or spaghetti noodles.

  • Breakfast- bread, oatmeal, cereal, and chocolate drinks such as Bournvita or Milo.

  • Many fast foods – ex. Mr. Biggs


Religion

Religion

  • Major Religions – Muslim, Vodoun, Celestial, and Christianity


Religion1

Religion

  • Muslim- a monotheistic religion that follows practices based off Qur’an

  • Vodoun- an indigneous organized religion of coastal West Africa

  • Celestial- a scientific religion of three heavenly kingdoms in Mormon theology

  • Christianity- followers of this religion believe in one God Jesus who came and died for our sins


Religion unique aspect

Religion-Unique Aspect

  • Muslim- They fast off food during a time called Ramadian

  • Vodoun- create different types of dolls and worship them

  • Celestial- uses many different types of science equipment

  • Christianity- followers of this religion go to a church ceremony every Sunday to worship Jesus


Religion how it s practiced in the u s

Religion How it’s practiced in the U.S.

  • Muslim- They pray daily and they give a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once

  • Vodoun- they create animistive figures that they worship

  • Celestial- they talk to there four different gods daily

  • Christianity- they pray daily and praise there one God every day.


Economy

Economy

  • Main Industries- textile mills, construction materials, food process industry, and cement factories.


Economy1

Economy

  • Agricultural Crops- manoie, yams, corn, beans, rice, sweet potatoes, and etc.


Economy2

Economy

  • Natural Resources- oil, limestone, and limber


Economy3

Economy

  • The United States GDP is 7.329 billion in 2010. Benin’s GDP in 2010 is 6.649. This record shows that Benin’s GDP was lower than the United States.


Thank you

Thank You!!!


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