Benin

Culture of Benin

The People

Benin's population is about 7.25 million and every year is growing by 2.9 percent. French is the official language but people speak other languages too. There are many different forms of Christianity practiced in Benin. The people of Benin take showers, dress as well as possible, and clean their clothes daily because they think being clean and neat is very important. Benin's president is Yayi Boni.

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Customs and Courtesies

Men shake their right hands when greeting other people. Public display of effection is not alowed in public. Also useing your left hand for gestures is condsiderd bad luck. You dont have to let your friends or family know when you visit them.
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Lifestyle

Northern men are more likely then southern men to have two wives.Most familys have two or more children and perfer to have at least one boy to keep the family name. People love soccer in Benin. Performances of musice and dance are common.
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