Dahomey

[ duh-hoh-mee; French da-aw-mey ]
/ dəˈhoʊ mi; French da ɔˈmeɪ /

noun

former name of Benin(def 1).

Related forms

Da·ho·me·an, Da·ho·man [duh-hoh-muh n] /dəˈhoʊ mən/, adjective, noun
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Dahomey

/ (dəˈhəʊmɪ) /

noun

the former name (until 1975) of Benin

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