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The official language of Benin is French. There are five basic language groups and numerous subgroups spoken in the country. However, almost half of the population speak Fon.
For word list and help researching in Benin records, see:
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Benin,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2001.