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Ajaland is the area inhabited by the Aja people in Benin and Togo, West Africa. In the late 16th and early 17th century this area was a major center of the Atlantic Slave Trade. It was largely split between the Kingdom of Whydah and the domain of the ruler of Allada. However, as David Ross has argued,[1] the kings of these domains did not control the whole area, but shared their domains with many other rulers who controlled quite limited domains.


  1. ^ Ross, David. "Robert Norris, Agaja, and the Dahomean Conquest of Allada and Whydah". in History in Africa. 16 (1989), 311-324.