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Benin
Benin

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo

Border countries:

    border countries: Burkina Faso 306 km, Niger 266 km, Nigeria 773 km, Togo 644 km

Cultural Demographics
Population:

7,460,025

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Bariba), Europeans 5,500

Religions: indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20% .

Languages Spoken:

French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)

Literacy:
male: 46.4%
female: 22.6% (2002 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government

Number of provinces

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

Universities go here.

Benin


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