Definition of Beninese in English:

Beninese

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of Benin or its people:

    ‘this bustling port is the lifeblood of the Beninese economy’
    • ‘Many Beninese cultural traditions are derived from ancient kingdoms.’
    • ‘I was also able to catch up with Beninese friends who were actively involved in conservation training.’
    • ‘This was an opportunity to put names to the faces of those involved, American and Beninese.’
    • ‘At the same time, many Beninese artists, now internationally recognized, are being invited to exhibit their work all over the world.’
    • ‘The other songs are in one of several Beninese languages.’
    • ‘Still not quite sure how I went so long without hearing this album by the Beninese musician.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Benin:

    ‘this is a very steep price for the average Beninese’
    ‘the Beninese legally import the vehicles from Europe’
    • ‘One file concerning a Beninese was still being examined before the competent courts.’
    • ‘The Beninese also make a wide range of handmade instruments, from twin drums to small Beninese guitars.’
    • ‘Soccer is watched by Beninese everywhere and is played mainly by boys and young men.’
    • ‘Although the traditional religion has its critics, it is still robustly practised among the Beninese.’
    • ‘The Beninese recognize about twenty sociocultural groups.’
    • ‘The Beninese was the source of a beautiful goal from the former Marseille player Morgan Amalfitano.’

Pronunciation

Beninese

/bɛnɪˈniːz/