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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Benin, Republic of Benin, Dahomeynoun

    a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control

Wiktionary

  1. Beninnoun

    A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Benin.

  2. Etymology: Benim, transcription of local corruption of Itsekiri ubinu, from ile ibinu ("house of vexation")

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  1. Benin

    Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city. Benin covers an area of approximately 110,000 square kilometers, with a population of approximately 9.05 million. Benin is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming. The official language of Benin is French. However, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed closely by Islam, Vodun and Protestantism. Benin is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, La Francophonie, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Petroleum Producers Association and the Niger Basin Authority.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Benin

    A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER and between TOGO and NIGERIA. Its capital is Porto-Novo. It was formerly called Dahomey. In the 17th century it was a kingdom in the southern area of Africa. Coastal footholds were established by the French who deposed the ruler by 1892. It was made a French colony in 1894 and gained independence in 1960. Benin comes from the name of the indigenous inhabitants, the Bini, now more closely linked with southern Nigeria (Benin City, a town there). Bini may be related to the Arabic bani, sons. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p136, 310 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p60)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of benin in a Sentence

  1. Godwin Obaseki:

    There is an ongoing dialogue between the palace of the Oba of Benin and some renowned museums in the world.

  2. Paul Esse Iko:

    He is someone who murdered freedom in Benin.

  3. Sali Atanga Ndindeng:

    Husks are a proven energy source that can save our trees and reduce reliance on wood fuel in Benin.

  4. Antares Adjibi:

    Sexuality is still taboo in Africa, particularly in Benin, women don't have freedom of expression. They are not free to express their sexuality.

  5. Adrien Houngbédji:

    With him, Benin can begin to develop.

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