Bénin #37 (1894)

Bénin #37 (1894)

What was to become known as Etablissements Francais du Golfe de Bénin combines three areas which had different political and ethnic systems prior to French colonial control. Before 1700, there were a few important city states along the coast (primarily of the Aja ethnic group, but also including Yoruba and Gbe peoples) and a mass of tribal regions inland (composed of Bariba, Mahi, Gedevi, and Kabye peoples). … Continue reading Bénin #37 (1894)