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 Dahomey play \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
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