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French Colonization (1872-1960)[edit | edit source]

Benin, formerly known as French Dahomey, was colonized by France in 1872. On 1 August 1960, French Dahomey gained independence from France and was renamed Benin. [1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "French Dahomey," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Dahomey, accessed 11 July 2019.