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ID: 1000160
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000160

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bénin (nation)  Bénin (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 09 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 9.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 15 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 2.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Much of the territory of modern Benin was an important native kingdom, Dahomey, at its height during the 17th-19th centuries. It was conquered by the French, who deposed its ruler and conquered Abomey in 1892. Later, the region was part of French West Africa from 1895. The official language is French, though local languages are also spoken, including Fon, Yoruba, Adja, Bariba, Somba and Aizo.

Names:
Bénin (preferred,C,V,Vietnamese)  ............ since 1976
Bénin (French-P,U,N)
République du Bénin (C,V,O,French,U)
Bénin, République du (C,V,French,U,N)
République populaire du Bénin (C,V,French,U,N)
Bénin, République Populaire du (C,V,French,U,N)
Benin (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Benin (Spanish-P,U,N)
Benin (Romansh)
Benin (French)
Benin (Norwegian)
Benin (Azerbaijani)
Benin (Sicilian)
Benin (Malagasy)
Benin (Finnish)
Benin (Galician)
Benin (Romanian)
Benin (Pampanga)
Benin (Maltese)
Benin (Cornish)
Benin (Swedish)
Benin (Indonesian)
Benin (Turkish)
Benin (Tagalog)
Benin (German)
Benin (Northern Sami)
Benin (Estonian)
Benin (Czech)
Benin (Polish)
Benin (Catalan)
Benin (Low German)
Benin (Occitan)
Benin (Malay (macrolanguage))
Benin (Magyar (Hungarian))
Benin (Ido)
Benin (Slovak)
Benin (Norwegian (Bokmål))
Benin (Croatian)
Benin (Dutch)
Benin (Portuguese)
Benin (Faroese)
Benin (Basque)
Benin (Danish)
Benin (Nauruan)
Benin (Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association))
Benin (Slovene)
Benin (Swahili (generic))
Benin (Bosnian)
Benin (Afrikaans)
Benin (Welsh)
Benin (Italian)
Benin (Limburgan)
Benin (Breton)
Benin (Norwegian (Nynorsk))
Benin, Republic of (C,V,English,U,N)
Republic of Benin (C,V,English,U,N)
República de Benin (C,V,Spanish,U)
Бенин (C,V,Macedonian)
Бенин (Udmurt)
Бенин (Bulgarian)
Бенин (Kazakh)
Бенин (Tajik)
Бенин (Serbian)
Бенин (Chuvash)
Бенин (Russian-P,U)
Республика Бенин (C,V,Russian,U)
贝宁 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
贝宁共和国 (C,V,Chinese,U)
بنن (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً بنن (C,V,Arabic,U)
BEN (C,O,ISO3L)
BJ (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO204 (C,O,ISO3N)
BN00 (C,O,FIPS)
Beninese (C,O,English,U,A)
בנין (C,U,Hebrew )
Beinin (C,U,Irish Gaelic)
Beinin (Scots Gaelic)
Benɛ (C,U,Lingala)
Bê-nanh (C,U,Vietnamese)
Bê-nanh (Benin) (C,U,Vietnamese)
Bene (C,U,Luba-Katanga)
Bene (Rundi)
Benee (C,U,Fulah)
Benëen (C,U,Sangho)
Benen (C,U,Haitian (Haitian Creole))
Benim (C,U,Portuguese)
Bènin (C,U,Arpitan)
Benín (C,U,Asturian)
Benín (Galician)
Benín (Spanish)
Benín (Icelandic)
Benín (Catalan)
Benín (Aragonese)
Bênîn (C,U,Kurdish)
Benina (C,U,Latvian)
Beninän (C,U,Volapük)
Beninas (C,U,Lithuanian)
Benini (C,U,Swahili (generic))
Benini (Kikuyu)
Benini (Shona)
Benini (Albanian)
Benini (Ganda (Ugandan language))
Benin nutome (C,U,Ewe)
Benino (C,U,Esperanto)
Beninum (C,U,Latin)
Benɛn (C,U,Bambara)
Bhenini (C,U,North Ndebele)
Biniin (C,U,Somali)
Binin (C,U,Igbo)
Binin (Hausa)
Bɛnin (C,U,Akan)
i-Benin (C,U,Zulu)
Orílẹ́ède Bẹ̀nẹ̀ (C,U,Yoruba)
Penini (C,U,Tonga (Tonga Islands))
People’s Republic of Benin (C,U)
República de Benín (C,U,Galician)
Republic of Dahomey (C,U)
République du Dahomey (C,U)
République Populaire du Bénin (C,U)
بنين (C,U,Arabic)
بنین (C,U,Persian-Farsi)
بنین (Kurdish)
ເບນິນ (C,U,Lao)
ベナン (C,U,Japanese)
Բենին (C,U,Armenian)
बेनिन (C,U,Marathi)
बेनिन (Hindi)
बेनिन (Nepali)
베넹 (C,U,Korean)
เบนิน (C,U,Thai)
Бенін (C,U,Ukrainian)
Бенін (Belorussian)
Μπενίν (C,U,Greek)
ቤኒን (C,U,Tigrinya)
ቤኒን (Amharic)
ベニン (C,U,Japanese)
Μπένιν (C,U,Greek)
베냉 (C,U,Korean)
பெனின் (C,U,Tamil)
បេណាំង (C,U,Khmer)
ประเทศเบนิน (C,U,Thai)
বেনিন (C,U,Bengali)
ბენინი (C,U,Georgian)
بېنىن (C,U,Uyghur)
ベニン共和国 (C,U,Japanese)
བཱེ་ནིན། (C,U,Tibetan)
ബെനിന്‍ (C,U,Malayalam)
බෙනින් (C,U,Sinhala)
ବେନିନ୍ (C,U,Oriya)
بینن (C,U,Urdu)
બેનિન (C,U,Gujarati)
ಬೆನಿನ್ (C,U,Kannada)
బెనిన్ (C,U,Telugu)
Benin, People's Republic of (H,O,English,U,N)
Dahome (H,O)
Dahomey, Republic of (H,O)
Dahomey, République du (H,O,French,U,N)
People's Republic of Benin (H,O,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bénin (nation)  ........  Bénin (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
territory (H)  ............  French, 1946-1960
colony (H)  ............  French, 1894-1946
kingdom (H)  ............  17th century-1892
independent political entity (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Porto-Novo .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Bénin, Ouémé) [7000397]
distinguished from ....  Benin .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..................................  (World, Africa, Nigeria) [8711681]
historical connection ....  Dahomey .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [7030378]
member of ....  French West Africa .......... (federation)
................  (World, Africa) [6002142]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
Бенин..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Республика Бенин..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
贝宁..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
贝宁共和国..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
بنن..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
جُهور ةً بنن..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
בנין..........  [IMJ, VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
...........  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
بنين..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
بنین..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ເບນິນ..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ベナン..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Բենին..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
बेनिन..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
베넹..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
เบนิน..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Бенін..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Μπενίν..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ቤኒን..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ベニン..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Μπένιν..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
베냉..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
பெனின்..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
បេណាំង..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ประเทศเบนิน..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
বেনিন..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ბენინი..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
بېنىن..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ベニン共和国..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
བཱེ་ནིན།..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ബെനിന്‍..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
බෙනින්..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ବେନିନ୍..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
بینن..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
બેનિન..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ಬೆನಿನ್..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
బెనిన్..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Beinin..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
BEN..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
Benɛ..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Bê-nanh..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Bê-nanh (Benin)..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Bene..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benee..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benëen..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benen..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benim..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benin..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, VP]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 571
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 565
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 71-72
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
..............  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-10
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
Bénin..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 89
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 310
Bènin..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benín..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Bênîn..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benina..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Beninän..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Beninas..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Beninese..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 5
Benini..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benin nutome..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benino..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benin, People's Republic of..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Benin, Republic of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 13 November 2007
Bénin, République du..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Bénin, République Populaire du..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Beninum..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Benɛn..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Bhenini..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Biniin..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Binin..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
BJ..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
BN00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Bɛnin..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Dahome..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Dahomey, Republic of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Dahomey, République du..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
i-Benin..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
ISO204..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Orílẹ́ède Bẹ̀nẹ̀..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Penini..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
People's Republic of Benin..........  [VP]
...............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
People’s Republic of Benin..........  [VP]
...............................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
República de Benin..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
República de Benín..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Republic of Benin..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Republic of Dahomey..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
République du Bénin..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
République du Dahomey..........  [VP]
......................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
République populaire du Bénin..........  [VP]
..................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 776
République Populaire du Bénin..........  [VP]
..................................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 571
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 565
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 71-72
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 2395170
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764; 776
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007; accessed 13 November 2007
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 89
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-10
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 5
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 310
..................  Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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