French Map of The Coast of West Africa - With the Bite of Benin and Islands. Publiee Par Ordre de Mgr le Comte De Maurepas en 1739. It extends eastward for about 640 kilometers (400 mi) from Cape St.
To the Nun outlet of the. To the east it continues by the. And this bight were both named after the.
Historical associations with the Atlantic slave trade led to the region becoming known as the Slave Coast. As in many other regions across Africa, powerful indigenous kingdoms along the Bight of Benin relied heavily on a long established slave trade that expanded greatly after the arrival of European powers and became a global trade with the colonization of the Americas.
Estimates from the 1640's suggest that Benin took in 1200 slaves a year. Restrictions made it hard for slave volume to grow until new states and different routes began to make an increase in slave trade possible. The Bight of Benin has a long association with slavery, its shore being known as the Slave Coast. Because of malaria and blackwater fever, an old rhyme says.Beware, beware the Bight of the Benin, for few come out though many go in. Beware beware, the Bight of Benin: one comes out, where fifty went in! This is said to be a slavery jingle or sea shanty about the risk of malaria in the Bight.
A third version of the couplet is. Beware and take care of the Bight of Benin. There's one comes out for forty goes in. Collectibles are a good hedge against currency inflation.
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