Dantokpa Market

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The Dantokpa Market, or simply Tokpa (Fon: Dantɔkpa),[1] is the largest open-air market in West Africa,[2][3] located in Cotonou, Benin.It is one of the most important retailing areas in Benin, covering over 20 hectares. It is also economically important for the country, with a reported commercial turnover of over a billion CFA Francs a day. [citation needed]

The market is featured in Netflix's "High on the Hog", Stephen Satterfield's documentary about African-American cuisine.[4]

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  1. ^ Kenneth Katzner (1995) "Fon" in The Languages of the World, 3rd edition, Routledge.
  2. ^ "Mourides et Yorubas, maîtres du commerce transfrontalier ouest-africain". www.ouestaf.com (in French). Ouestaf News. 6 September 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ Géraud. "Le marché Dantokpa de Cotonou". cotonou-ca-bouge.net. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  4. ^ "The Making of 'High on the Hog,' Bringing Black Food History to TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021-06-02.