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date: 03 August 2020

Sokoto Caliphate 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Melvin E. PageMelvin E. PAGE

For nearly a century (c. 1808–1903) the Sokoto caliphate in West Africa extended a particular form of Islamic rule across much of the Sudanic region south of the Sahara and north of the West African forest zones. The state continued under British rule with more moderate leaders willing to submit to British authority, but the traditions of political Islam espoused by Sokoto’s founder, Usman dan Fodio, still remain in northern Nigeria. ...

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