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  • 3.“Many people in Benin love to drink ‘sodabi’. It’s local alcohol. But in many parts of northern Benin, people like to drink ‘tchooukoutou’ (fermented corn plus other ingredients).”—Alain Logozo --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • In Benin, when a boy invites a girl to a restaurant, he should pay for the food. Even if it is a girl who invites a boy, he should pay the bills.”—Mohammed Gangnon --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 4.“During funerals, people drink sodabi, beer, whisky, and champagne. It’s an opportunity for the bereaved people to show off their wealth. They can even borrow money to do it.”—Davidy Okan --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 1. “In Benin, some family members don’t swim. Some members died from drowning in the past. That’s why they are not allowed to swim.”—Emile Dakpo 2. “Voodoo is the dominant religion in Benin. It’s known as traditional religion as well.”—Fifaton Ekpè --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 1. “There are fewer women in politics, administration, or in any decision-making institutions than their counterpart men in Benin. Instead, they go about their trading.”—Angela Kouin --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 1. “The official or administrative language in Benin is French. It’s a colonial heritage and the language continues to be used despite the end of colonization.” Brun Amoussou --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 3."In Benin, men are heads of their families. They should provide, shelter, education, and many other necessities to their families.” --Fidèle Zola --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 6.“Second-hand or used cars are also a flourishing business in Benin. People can also buy cars and resell them and make some profits.” --Tobi Chankan --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 4. In Benin, someone can practice many religions—Voodoo, Christianity, and Islam. They worship either one depending on the circumstances.”—Faridath Bello --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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  • 6. “In Benin, Voodoo is celebrated every 10th January. The celebration began in 1992 when former President Nicéphore Dieu-donné was in power.”—Rosette Hounsou --dorothytchada@yahoo.fr
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