"Bohicon" Abomey Off The Beaten Path Tip by janiebaxter

Abomey Off The Beaten Path: 2 reviews and 2 photos


Bohicon is 5km from Abomey and is the main stopping point on the road to the North. It is a bigger town than Abomey and is the commercial centre of the region.
The main language here is Fon, the language of the tribe of the Dahomey Kings who were constantly warring with the Yoruba tribe and capturing them to be sold as slaves. Consequently most of the slaves in Haiti and Brazil are descended from the Yoruba tribe.
In the centre of the road system in Bohicon you can see the statue representing King Guezo. The pot with the holes and the hands around it symbolises the unity required of the people in order to keep the kingdom successful. Many hands are required to stop the holes in the pot from letting the water out.

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  • Written May 12, 2008
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