Sentence Examples

  • South of Benin city.
  • BENIN, the name of a country, city and river of British West Africa, west of the main channel of the Niger, forming part of the protectorate of Southern Nigeria.
  • Some trace of this earlier application remains in the name "Bight of Benin," still given to that part of the sea which washes the Slave Coast, whilst up to 1894 "Benin" was used to designate the French possessions on the coast now included in Dahomey.
  • In its restricted sense Benin is the country formerly ruled by the king of Benin city.
  • The coast-line held by Benin had passed out of its sovereignty by the middle of the 19th century.

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