Dahomean

adjective
Da·​ho·​me·​an | \ dəˈhōmēən \
variants: or less commonly Dahoman \ -​mən \ or Dahomeyan \ -​mēən , -​māən \

Definition of Dahomean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Dahomey (Benin) or its inhabitants

Dahomean

noun
variants: or less commonly Dahoman or Dahomeyan \ " \
plural -s

Definition of Dahomean (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of Dahomey (Benin)
2 : a member of the chiefly Ewe-speaking Dahomean people

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History and Etymology for Dahomean

Adjective

Dahomey, former name of Benin, republic in west Africa + English -an

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“Dahomean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dahomean. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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