- former native kingdom (fl. 14th-17th cent.) in W Africa, including what came to be known as the Slave Coast
- country in WC Africa, on the Bight of Benin: formerly a French territory, it became independent in 1960: 43,483 sq mi (112,620 sq km); caps. Porto Novo (constitutional), Cotonou (administrative)
- N part of the Gulf of Guinea, just west of the Niger delta
- A former kingdom of western Africa, now part of Nigeria. It flourished from the 14th to the 17th century.
- Formerly Da·ho·mey A country of western Africa. Originally made up of several ancient kingdoms colonized by France in the 19th century, it became independent in 1960 and was renamed Benin in 1975. Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou the largest city.x
- also Benin City A city of southern Nigeria near the Benin River, about 160 km (100 mi) long. The city is known for its bronze works of art.x
- A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Benin.
OriginSee also: Bénin
- Wari and Sapele are towns in the Benin district.
- South of Benin city.
- He reached Benin, but was seized with dysentery at a village called Gwato, and died there on the 3rd of December 1823.
- Into the huge delta of the Niger several other rivers (the " Oil Rivers ") empty themselves; the chief being, on the west, the Benin, and on the east the Brass.
- Inland from the mouth of the Benin river, and Bende, about 50 m.