Aja

Categories: Ethnicities

The Aja people branched off of the Yoruba group that migrated out of Oyo (present-day Nigeria) in the thirteenth century to become part of the Ewe cluster of southern Benin and Togo. Their language, Aja-Gbe is the foundation of all the dialects between the Volta and Ouemé rivers (Ouatchi, Evegbé, Voudou, Kpessi, Fongbé and Guin.) They are primarily farmers of maize, millet, manioc and plantains.

Synonyms:
Adja, Adsa, Adya, Adza, Anfue
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