Credits & acknowledgements

The development of this dictionary took place between 1981 and 1993. The principal Waama collaborators:

  • Samuel PORIMATE
  • Martin SAKOURA

The SIL members who worked on it:

  • Claire DE ROUGEMONT épouse CHOLLET (1981)
  • Ursula BREMICKER épouse PETER (1981-1984)
  • Jennifer SMITH épouse ROWE (1986-1987)
  • Katharina BRÜCKNER épouse POPE (1984-1993)

The entries were reviewed by:

  • Paulin DAKOU
  • Albert PORIMATE
  • Gilbert TCHOROUE

all four of whom are residents of the region since their birth.

It is thanks to the contributions of these people that this dictionary exists.

The identification of plants is based on the book by Simone de SOUZA : Flore du Bénin, Tome 3, Noms des plantes dans les langues nationales béninoises, Cotonou 1988.