Definition of Benin in English:

Benin

proper noun

  • A country in West Africa, just west of Nigeria; population 8,791,800 (est. 2009); capital, Porto Novo; languages, French (official), West African languages.

    Former name (until 1975) Dahomey

Origin

Name adopted in 1975, formerly used by an African kingdom, powerful in the 14th–17th centuries.

Pronunciation:

Benin

/bəˈnin//bəˈnēn/