Bariba

Bariba

 

(Barba, Borgawa, Bogung), people living in northern Dahomey, between the settlements of Parakou and Kandi, and also in the northeastern outskirts of Togo. They numbered about 200,000 in Dahomey and about 5,000 in Togo according to a 1967 estimate. Their language belongs to the Gur group. The Bariba retain traditional religious beliefs; about 10 percent profess Islam. Their main occupations are farming and cattle raising.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Super Borgou represent the Bariba peoples, who originated from Kwara state of northwest Nigeria and now dominate the Borgou department of Benin - with the market city of Parakou serving as the department's capital.
9 51 Fon-Ewe Yoruba Bariba Aja Gbe-ayizo Nago Frances Botsuana 2 37 Tswana Kalanga Ingles Burkina Faso (2) 15.
Languages: French (official), Fon, Mina, Goun, and Yoruba in the south; Nagot, Bariba, and Dendi in the north.
Afemai, Agbassa, Annang, Anwain, Aro, Atyap, Aulliminden, Awori, Baggara, Bariba, Berom, Buduma, Chamba, Damakawa, Defaka, Ebira, Edda, Edo, Efik, Egba, Eket, Ekoi, Ekpeye, Eleme, Emal, Esan, Etsakor, Fon, Gokana, Gwari, Hausa, Hausa-Fulani, Ibibio, Idoma, Igala, Igbo, Ijaw, Ikpide, Ikwerre, Isoko, Itsekiri, Jukun, Kanuri, Kilba.
Anywhere along the maize belt, from Ethiopia down to South Africa and up to the Ivory Coast, a traveler can find a standard dish: maize flour boiled into a stiff porridge known as sadza in Zimbabwe, ugali in Kenya, and in the Bariba regions of Benin, dibu.
The cultural context of therapeutic choice: Obstetrical care decisions among the Bariba of Benin.
The major tribes are Fon, Yoruba, Bariba and Dendi and the official language is French
An example is a study among the Bariba of Benin, which describes how women take pride in giving birth unassisted and are in turn "silently admired".
Another similar attitude towards "witch children" (characterized by such physical anomalities as breech presentation, congenital deformity, and facial or dental abnormality) was practiced until very recently among the West-African Bariba (see Scheper-Hughes, 1992, p.
The local tongue, Bariba, was being spoken, and somewhere between the translation from Bariba, to French, to English, understanding was lost.
Languages: French (official), Fon and Yoruba in the south; Nagot, Bariba and Dendi in the north.
The tickets for the BNP Baribas Showdown range from as low as $50 to as high as $5,000 and they will be available on sale on October 27.