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West African Region: Sierra Leone to Ghana and Nigeria

Countries and Languages

The countries listed in this region are Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Cote d`Ivoire, Liberia, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra-Leone, Togo.
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Flag Country Capital Foods and Drink
Languages and Tribes
benin flag Benin Porto Novo Igname (Yam), couscous French, Fon, Yoruba, Dendi, Bariba, Ge
burkina flag Burkina Faso Ouagadougou Sauces, a millette, páte (dough) French, Moré, Fulfulde, Lobi
capeverde flag Cape Verde Praia Milho (corn) Portuguese, Crioulo
cotedivoire flag Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukra Fufu French, Mande, Malinké, Dan, Senoufo, Baoulé, Agni, Dioula
thegambia flag The Gambia Banjul Domodah rice, groundnut sauce Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, English
ghana flag Ghana Accra Fufu, kenkey or banku, palaver stew English, Twi, Ga, Ewe
guinea flag Guinea Conakry Sauces, groundnut French, Malinké, Pulaar (Fula), Susu
guinea-bissau flag Guinea-Bissau Bissau Mandica (cassava) Portuguese, Crioulo
liberia flag Liberia Monrovia Fufu English Bassa, Kpelle, Kru and Grebo
mali flag Mali Bamako Poulett yassa French, Bamara, Fula Tamashek, Dogon, Bozo, Songhaï
mauritania flag Mauritania Nouakchott Rice mutton, goat, camel Hassaniya French, Fula, Soninké Wolof
niger flag Niger Niamey Dates, yogarts, rice and mutton French, Hausa, Djerma, Fulfulde, Tamahek, Kanouri, Toubou, Gourmanchéma
nigeria flag Nigeria Abuja Yam, cassava, gari, jolloff rice, star English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
senegal flag Senegal Dakar Fish and rice, groundnut French, Fula,Wolof, Diola, Serer
sierraleone flag Sierra Leone Freetown Rice, plasas, (cassava leaves palm oil fish beef) jolloff rice English, Krio, Mende,Temne
togo flag Togo Lomé Páte, groundnut French, Ewe, Mina, Kabyé

Source: lonely planet book for West Africa.

Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)

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