Benin

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

Definition of Benin

  1. 1 river about 100 miles (161 kilometers) long in southern Nigeria west of the Niger River flowing into the Bight of Benin

  2. 2 former kingdom of western Africa on the lower Niger River; incorporated into Nigeria after 1897

  3. 3 or formerly Dahomey \də-ˈhō-mē\play 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 — see also 2dahomean

  4. 4 or Benin City city in the western delta of the Niger River, southwestern Nigeria population 202,800

Beninese

play \bə-ˌni-ˈnēz, -ˌnē-, -ˈnēs; ˌbe-ni-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\ adj or noun

BENIN Defined for English Language Learners

Benin

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

Definition of Benin for English Language Learners

  • : country in Africa

  • the Bight of Benin : part of the Gulf of Guinea


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