Mahi

Categories: Ethnicities

The Mahi people of Benin are framed by the Togo border on the west, the Zou River on the east, and by Cové, between the Zou and Ouemé rivers, to the south. It was an initial grouping of small communities with diverse origins that unified from the 17th to the 19th century through a joint resistance against the Dahomey kingdom that was built on conquest and slave labor.

Synonyms:
Maxi, Maxi-Gbe
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