Dendi

Categories: Ethnicities

Not to be confused with the Dendi of the Central African Republic.

A Songhai people, the Dendi raise crops and cattle along the Niger River plains of northern Benin and Nigeria. The word “Dendi”, itself, translates as “down the river.” They, like their larger Songhai family, descended from the ancient kingdom of Za.

Synonyms:
Dandawa, Dandi, Dendawa
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