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Benin

Be·nin

 (bə-nĭn′, bĕ-nēn′)
1. A former kingdom of western Africa, now part of Nigeria. It flourished from the 14th to the 17th century.
2. Formerly Da·ho·mey (də-hō′mē, dä-ô-mā′) A country of western Africa. Originally made up of several ancient kingdoms colonized by France in the 19th century, it became independent in 1960 and was renamed Benin in 1975. Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou the largest city.
3. also Benin City A city of southern Nigeria near the Benin River, about 160 km (100 mi) long. The city is known for its bronze works of art.

Benin

(bɛˈniːn)
n
1. (Placename) a republic in W Africa, on the Bight of Benin, a section of the Gulf of Guinea: in the early 19th century a powerful kingdom, famed for its women warriors; became a French colony in 1893, gaining independence in 1960. It consists chiefly of coastal lagoons and swamps in the south, a fertile plain and marshes in the centre, and the Atakora Mountains in the northwest. Official language: French. Religion: animist majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Porto Novo (the government is based in Cotonou). Pop: 9 877 292 (2013 est). Area: 112 622 sq km (43 474 sq miles). Former name (until 1975): Dahomey
2. (Placename) a former kingdom of W Africa, powerful from the 14th to the 17th centuries: now a province of S Nigeria: noted for its bronzes

Be•nin

(bɛˈnin)

n.
1. Formerly, Dahomey. a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence in 1960. 6,305,567; 44,290 sq. mi. (114,711 sq. km). Cap.: Porto Novo.
2. Bight of, a bay in N Gulf of Guinea in W Africa.
3. a historic kingdom of W Africa centered in Edo-speaking regions W of the Niger River.
4. a river in S Nigeria flowing into the Bight of Benin.
Be•ni•nese (bəˈnin iz, -is, ˌbɛn əˈniz, -ˈnis) adj., n., pl. -nese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Benin - a country on western coast of AfricaBenin - a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
capital of Benin, Porto Novo - the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
Cotonou - chief port of Benin on the Bight of Benin
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Niger, Niger River - an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
Beninese - a native or inhabitant of Benin
Ewe - a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
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References in classic literature ?
In 1829 he reentered Africa by the western coast of the Gulf of Benin; he then followed in the track of Mungo Park and of Laing, recovered at Boussa the documents relative to the death of the former, and arrived on the 20th of August at Sackatoo, where he was seized and held as a prisoner, until he expired in the arms of his faithful attendant Richard Lander."
How special it was to be able to share the experience of meeting the people and enjoying the hospitality of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin with the college buddy who first engaged me in serious discussions about black identity, pan-Africanism and the work of W.E.B.
A boat carrying around 100 children, believed to be destined for slavery, is heading back to Benin after being turned away from two African ports on Friday.
Alcatel has won a series of turnkey contracts from US-based Titan Corp for the supply and installation of telecomms infrastructure in Benin.
During the heyday of Benin's power, a good number of those it subjugated had a different story to tell: the face of Benin they experienced was invariably oppressive, exploitative, and ruthless.
Benin describes this device as rooted in the notion that divine revelation had to be adjusted to the human condition.
The revered monarch said Nigeria needs great minds like Runsewe who are passionate about the promotion of the country's rich and diverse cultures expressing his delight at the choice of Benin for the next edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture slated for October.
Commenting on the Benin Golf Club, Kyari said it was very important to NNPC, as so much of their operations hold at the Benin Golf Course.
Release date- 08082019 - On August 5, China National Petroleum Corporation signed the Niger-Benin Pipeline Construction and Operation Agreement with the Republic of Benin.
Le projet d'adhesion du Benin a la Convention d'Unidroit sur les biens culturels voles ou illicitement exportes a ete transmis a l'Assemblee nationale par le gouvernement pour autorisation.
President Ram Nath Kovind is currently on the first leg of his three-nation visit to Africa, having reached the port city of Cotonou in Benin on Sunday.
During the subsequent one-to-one discussions with President Talon, the President said that it is indeed a great honour for him to pay the first-ever State Visit from India to Benin. He thanked President Talon for his gracious welcome and hospitality.