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Dahomey

18c.-19c. West African kingdom, a native name of unknown etymology. Made a French protectorate in 1894, it gained full independence in 1960, and in 1975 changed its name to Benin. Related: Dahoman, Dahomean.

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Definitions of Dahomey

Dahomey (n.)
a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control;
Synonyms: Benin / Republic of Benin
From wordnet.princeton.edu