Bariba

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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.

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