Meaning of Benin
Pronunciation: (be-nēn"), [key]
- Formerly,a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence in 1960. 3,197,000; 44,290 sq. mi. (114,711 sq. km). Cap.: Porto Novo.
- a bay in N Gulf of Guinea in W Africa.
- a former native kingdom in W Africa: now incorporated into Nigeria.
- a river in S Nigeria, flowing into the Bight of Benin.
- Benin (Thesaurus)