river about 100 miles (161 kilometers) long in southern Nigeria west of the Niger River flowing into the Bight of Benin
former kingdom of western Africa on the lower Niger River; incorporated into Nigeria after 1897
3or formerlyDahomeyplay \də-ˈhō-mē\
country of western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; a republic, formerly a territory of French West Africa; official capital Porto-Novo, seat of government Cotonou area 43,483 square miles (112,621 square kilometers), population 9,983,884
city in the western delta of the Niger River, southwestern Nigeria population 202,800
play \bə-ˌni-ˈnēz,-ˌnē-,-ˈnēs; ˌbe-ni-ˈnēz,-ˈnēs\adjective or noun
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