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  Country profile: Benin
Updated 23 January 2003, 10.33

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  • Population: 6 million
  • Capital city: Porto-Novo
  • Major languages spoken: French (official) Fon, Ge, Bariba, Yoruba, Dendi
  • Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, Islam
  • Fascinating Fact: This is the country where it's believed voodoo began. It's a religion that believes that all of nature is controlled by spiritual forces. Followers believe that by making offerings, sacrificing animals, and going into trances keeps these spiritual forces happy.




 

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