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== Getting started with Benin research  ==
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Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975) or Dahomania. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The name Dahomey was changed in 1975 to The People’s Republic of Benin, named after the body of water on which the country lies, the Bight of Benin. This name was picked due to its neutrality, since the current political boundaries of Benin encompass over fifty distinct linguistic groups and nearly as many individual ethnic groups. [http://www.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin Read more...]
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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12 departments: Alibori, Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Kouffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau, Zou
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;Research Tools  ==
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/BEN/AFR-BENIN.html Afr-Benin Mailing List]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/benin.html Benin Genealogy]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/benin-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Benin]
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Getting started with Benin research

Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975) or Dahomania. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The name Dahomey was changed in 1975 to The People’s Republic of Benin, named after the body of water on which the country lies, the Bight of Benin. This name was picked due to its neutrality, since the current political boundaries of Benin encompass over fifty distinct linguistic groups and nearly as many individual ethnic groups. Read more...

Jurisdictions

12 departments: Alibori, Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Kouffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau, Zou

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