- Da·ho′me·an Da·ho′man
Fon dã homè ("belly of Dã" or "snake's belly")
- By Dahomey, also a French colony.
- In the north the people are mostly Hausa, in the west they belong to the Tshi-speaking clans, while on the coast they are members of the Ewe (Dahomey) tribes.
- The coast natives were dependent on the rulers of Dahomey or Porto Novo.
- In the annual "customs" of Dahomey, now abolished, hundreds of human victims were offered.
- In that year he was ordered to the west coast of Africa, where he visited Dahomey, and contracted fever, which told severely on his constitution.