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Abuja

Abuja  

Official capital of Nigeria.The town of Abuja was founded by the Hausa Zazzua dynasty and conquered by the Fulani during their early-eighteenth-century jihad (holy war). Abuja is also home ...
Alhaji Aminu Kano

Alhaji Aminu Kano  

1920–1983 Teacher and radical politician.Alhaji Aminu Kano was born in Kano, northern Nigeria, to a Fulani family of Islamic scholars. As a youth he studied Arabic and English as ...
Bamiléké

Bamiléké  

A term commonly used to refer to several ethnic groups of Cameroon.The name Bamiléké comes from the phrase mba lekeo, or “the people who live over there,” which was ...
Benin

Benin  

[Ge]A kingdom in southern Nigeria famous for bronze casting. Using the cire perdue technique, metalworkers cast human heads and relief plaques in a long series which stylistic analyses suggest lasted ...
Beti

Beti  

Ethnic group of Cameroon, considered by most anthropologists to be a subgroup of the Fang people.The Beti live primarily in central Cameroon. They probably migrated from the upper Nile ...
Bororo

Bororo  

Ethnic group of west Central Africa, also known as the Wodaabe.The Bororo primarily inhabit the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad. They speak Fulani, a Niger-Congo language ...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso  

A landlocked country in West Africa surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire.Physical.Burkina Faso lies on a plateau, rising highest in the west and cut in the centre by the ...
Dogon

Dogon  

Ethnic group of south-central Mali.According to oral tradition, the Dogon were originally members of the Keita, a Mande-speaking group from the headwaters of the Niger River who fled their ...
Early Kingdom of Kaabu

Early Kingdom of Kaabu  

Historical kingdom centered in northeastern Guinea-Bissau.Founded by Tiramakhan Traoré, a general of the Mali empire, the Mandinka kingdom of Kaabu ruled the area that is presently known as ...
Early Kingdom of Oyo

Early Kingdom of Oyo  

Precolonial West African state.Oyo was the most powerful of the Yoruba states during the peak of its power between roughly 1650 and 1750 c.e. Its capital, the town of ...
Fouta Djallon

Fouta Djallon  

Region of Guinea that functioned as an autonomous Islamic state during the nineteenth century.Now mainly a geographic reference to the central Guinean highlands, Fouta Djallon also refers to an ...
Gbaya

Gbaya  

Ethnic group of the western Central African Republic, eastern Cameroon, northern Republic of the Congo, and northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo.The Gbaya, who speak a Niger-Congo language, ...
Griot

Griot  

[gree-oh]A kind of bard or itinerant minstrel found in western African societies, who usually sings of local legends, histories, genealogies, or heroic deeds.
Hamani Diori

Hamani Diori  

1916–1989 First president of Niger.Born in Soudouré, French West Africa (now Niger), Hamani Diori was the son of a Djerma public health official in the French colonial administration. Diori ...
Mali

Mali  

A landlocked country in north-west Africa, sharing common boundaries with Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, and Senegal.Physical.The northern part of Mali is in the dry ...
Muhammad Bello

Muhammad Bello  

1781–1837 Military leader and ruler of the Sokoto caliphate.Muhammad Bello was born in Gobir, in what is now Niger. He helped his father, Usuman dan Fodio, overthrow the Hausa ...
Niger

Niger  

A large, landlocked West African country surrounded by Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali.Physical.The River Niger flows through the country in the extreme south-west, and ...
Serer

Serer  

Ethnic group of western Senegal numbering around one million people; also known as Sarer.The Serer live primarily in Senegal and represent one of the largest ethnic affiliations of Senegalese ...
Soso

Soso  

Coastal West African ethnic group living primarily in Guinea; also called Susu, Sosso, or Sousou.Among Guinea’s major ethnic groups—including the Mandinka, Fulani, and various forest peoples of ...
Temne

Temne  

Ethnic group of Sierra Leone and Guinea; also known as Timne or Timmanee.The Temne, who speak a Niger-Congo language, trace their origins to the Fouta Djallon (Futa Jallon) region ...

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