noun, plural E·dos, (especially collectively) E·do for 1.
  1. a member of an indigenous people of western Africa, in the Benin region of southern Nigeria.
  2. the Kwa language of the Edo people.


[ed-oh; Japanese e-daw]
  1. a former name of Tokyo.
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  1. plural Edo or Edos a member of a Negroid people of SW Nigeria around Benin, noted for their 16th-century bronze sculptures
  2. Also called: Bini the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family
  3. a state of Nigeria, in the S. Capital: Benin City. Pop: 3 218 332(2006). Area: 17 802 sq km (6873 sq miles)
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