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Da·ho·mey

 (də-hō′mē, dä-ô-mā′)
See Benin.

Da·ho′me·an (də-hō′mē-ən), Da·ho′man (-mən) adj. & n.
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Dahomey

(dəˈhəʊmɪ)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1975) of Benin
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dahomey - a country on western coast of AfricaDahomey - 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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In March 1860, the Clotilda, captained by William Foster, set sail from Mobile Bay, Alabama, with a crew of eleven men, for Whydah, kingdom of Dohomey, in present-day Nigeria.