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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Capital of Ogun State, in southwestern Nigeria.

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of the Oyo Kingdom. ...

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Abuja

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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...

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Africa

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The second largest continent, extending south from the Mediterranean Sea and bounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.

Physical.

The Equator passes...

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African Nations Cup

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

A football (soccer) tournament played every two years between national sides of the Confédération Africaine de Football.

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African religion

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — African Studies.

No single religion corresponds to the term ‘African religion’, nor could it. The geography of Africa ranges from rain forests to uninhabitable deserts; its peoples are organized in many...

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Afro-Atlantic Culture: On the Live Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

When Africa is regarded as part of the cultural and political history of the African diaspora, it is usually recognized only as an origin—as a past to the African American ...

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Afusari

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

The Afusari, an ethnic group of Nigeria, are also known as Afusare, Izere, Jari, Jarawa, Feserek, Afizarek, Fezere, Jarawan Dutse and Fizere. The Afusari primarily inhabit the Kadima,...

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Akin Euba

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1935–Nigerian composer.

Akin Euba of Nigeria composes classical works that combine elements of European music with the musical traditions of the country’s Yoruba people. Throughout...

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Akunakuna

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Ethnic group of West Africa.

The Akunakuna inhabit primarily the Cross River State of Nigeria and western Cameroon. They speak a Bantu language and are related to the Efik and...

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Aladura Churches

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Group of religious movements founded as independent African expressions of Christianity.

Aladura is a Yoruba word for “People of Prayer.” The name describes an informal religious...

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