The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A negro kingdom of undefined limits, and under French protectorate, in W. Africa, N. of the Slave Coast; the religious rites of the natives are sanguinary, they offer human victims in sacrifice; is an agricultural country, yields palm-oil and gold dust, and once a great centre of the slave-trade.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dahomey'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/dahomey.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.