Dahomean

1 of 2

adjective

Da·​ho·​me·​an
dəˈhōmēən
variants or less commonly Dahoman
-mən
or Dahomeyan
-mēən,
-māən
: of or relating to Dahomey (Benin) or its inhabitants

Dahomean

2 of 2

noun

variants or less commonly Dahoman or Dahomeyan
"
plural -s
1
: a native or inhabitant of Dahomey (Benin)
2
: a member of the chiefly Ewe-speaking Dahomean people

Word History

Etymology

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 25 Jun. 2024.

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