The Tofinou are a population of West Africa who lives mainly in Benin, they are skilled fishermen and, traditionally, have had a good relationship with water and its spirits.

The village of Ganviè, in the North-Western region of Cotonou, is the main inhabited area of ​​the Tofinou ethnicity. It is a sloping village made of hard teak wood.

The Tofinou, like the majority of Benin's population, practice voodoo and every home is protected by fetishes.


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Tofinou people - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi