Benin

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

Definition of Benin

1 river about 100 miles (161 kilometers) long in southern Nigeria west of the Niger River flowing into the Bight of Benin
2 former kingdom of western Africa on the lower Niger River; incorporated into Nigeria after 1897
3 or formerly Dahomey play \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
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\ adjective or noun

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