A country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
Republic of Benin
Benin Sentence Examples
Wari and Sapele are towns in the Benin district.
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.
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.
The Benin influence does not seem to have reached east of the Forcados mouth of the Niger.