Fon

Categories: Ethnicities

The Fon, who are largest ethnic group in Benin and are also present in Togo and Nigeria, automatically bring to mind their link to the Kingdom of Dahomey, but also to the all-female military unit, known as the Dahomey Amazons, that was created under its rule. Also notable is the practice of the vodun religion, which means “spirit” in Fon, a language that, together with that of the Ewe, is part of the Eastern Gbe language cluster.

Synonyms:
Agadja, Dahoméen, Djedji, Fo, Fon nu, Fongbe, Fonn, Rada
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