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 \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

Other Words from Benin

Beninese \bə-​ˌni-​ˈnēz, -​ˌnē-​, -​ˈnēs; ˌbe-​ni-​ˈnēz, -​ˈnēs \ adjective or noun

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