Etymology
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Benin

former West African kingdom, from the Bini people, whose name is perhaps related to Arabic bani "sons." Though the people now is associated with Nigeria, the name was taken 1974 by the former nation of Dahomey.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Benin from WordNet

Benin (n.)
a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control;
Synonyms: Republic of Benin / Dahomey
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.