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Benin

geographical name Be·nin \bə-ˈnēn, -ˈnin; ˈbe-nin\

Definition of BENIN

1
river ab 100 miles (161 kilometers) S Nigeria W of the Niger flowing into Bight of Benin
2
former kingdom W Africa on lower Niger River; incorporated in Nigeria after 1897
3
or formerly Da·ho·mey \də-ˈhō-mē\ country W Africa on Gulf of Guinea; a republic, formerly a territory of French West Africa official Porto-Novo, seat of government Cotonou area 43,483 square miles (112,621 square kilometers), pop 8,078,000
4
or Benin City city SW Nigeria in W delta of Niger River pop 202,800
Be·ni·nese \bə-ˌni-ˈnēz, -ˌnē-, -ˈnēs; ˌbe-ni-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\ adjective or noun

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