BENIN NOT bini.

It is hereby stated for the information of the general public that our correct ethnic name is BENIN and not ‘Bini‘, and that our people are to be referred to as BENIN people or simply BENINS. The Omo N’Oba requests that the use of ‘Bini’ should stop forthwith.

Benin Traditional Council – Palace Press Release, Ref. No. BTC.A66/VOL.IV/262 dated 28th August, 2006.

“Our attention has been drawn to the practice in which some persons in correspondence to the Palace and publications in the newspapers and magazines refer to BENIN as ‘Bini‘.

It is hereby stated for the information of the general public that our correct ethnic name is BENIN and not ‘Bini’, and that our people are to be referred to as BENIN people or simply BENINS. The Omo N’Oba requests that the use of ‘Bini’ should stop forthwith.

Individuals, government agencies, corporate organizations, print and electronic media, and the general public should please take note”.
Signed (actual signature)
Chief S. O. U Igbe, MON, Iyase of Benin.
On behalf of all Benin Chiefs.

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