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Benin, Ganvie

Benin, Ganvie, pirouge, floating market
Benin, Ganvie

This lady belongs to the Tofinu people, who ran away from slave traders of Dahomey kingdom, around the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries. They built stilt village on Lake NokouĂ©, north of the city of Cotonou, Benin, and live there in the last 500 years. Today, the population of Ganvie is around 20,000 people, most of them rely on marine agriculture: They fish and breed fish by constructing ‘water gardens‘ using underwater fences made from bamboo and nets in small.

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