Benin, Bight of

Benin, Bight of

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  • Benin,Bight of — Benin, Bight of A wide indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa. * * * …   Universalium

  • Benin, Bight of — Bay, northern section of Gulf of Guinea. It extends along the West African coast about 400 mi (640 km) from Cape St. Paul, Ghana, past Togo and Benin to an outlet of the Niger River in Nigeria. Major ports include Lomé, Cotonou, and Lagos. It was …   Universalium

  • Benin, Bight of — geographical name the N section of Gulf of Guinea W Africa SW of Nigeria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Benin — /be neen /, n. 1. Formerly, Dahomey. a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa; gained independence in 1960. 3,197,000; 44,290 sq. mi. (114,711 sq. km). Cap.: Porto Novo. 2. Bight of, a bay in N Gulf of Guinea in W Africa. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Bight (geography) — In geography, bight has two meanings. A bight can be simply a bend or curve in any geographical feature mdash;usually a bend or curve in the line between land and water. Alternatively, the term can refer to a large (and often only slightly… …   Wikipedia

  • bight — /buyt/, n. 1. the middle part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 2. the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 3. a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river. 4. a body of water bounded by such a bend. 5. a bay or …   Universalium

  • Benin — • Vicariate Apostolic on the coast of Benin Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Benin     Benin     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Benin — [be nēn′, benin′] 1. former native kingdom (fl. 14th 17th cent.) in W Africa, including what came to be known as the Slave Coast 2. country in WC Africa, on the Bight of Benin: formerly a French territory, it became independent in 1960: 43,484 sq …   English World dictionary

  • Bight — (b[imac]t), n. [OE. bi[yogh]t a bending; cf. Sw. & Dan. bugt bend, bay; fr. AS. byht, fr. b[=u]gan. [root]88. Cf. {Bout}, {Bought} a bend, and see {Bow}, v.] 1. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse s knee; the bight of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bight of Benin — The Bight of Benin is a bight (a type of bay) on the western African coast that extends eastward for about 400 miles (640 km) from Cape St. Paul to the Nun outlet of the Niger River. To the east it is continued by the Bight of Bonny (formerly… …   Wikipedia

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