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(also known as the Beriberi), a people in northeastern Nigeria, the southeastern part of the Republic of the Niger, and along the eastern shore of Lake Chad (Republic of Chad). Their population, together with the closely related Tubu, Kanembu, and Zaghawa peoples, totals approximately 3 million (1970, estimate). The Kanuri language belongs to the Kanuri-Tubu group. Most Kanuri are Muslims (Islam spread among them in the 11th century); vestiges of the old tribal cults are also preserved. In about the ninth century, the Kanuri created a state union, Kanem-Bornu. The Kanuri engage in farming and cattle raising. A characteristic of the Kanuri is their interweaving of feudal relations and growing capitalist relations.


Meek, C. K. The Northern Tribes of Nigeria, vols. 1–2. London, 1925.


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Existing literature reveals that the majority of Boko Haram members are Kanuri by ethnicity and inhabit areas across northern borders.
Though many Boko Haram members are ethnic Kanuri, the Boko Haram insurrection never took on an ethnic character, and the movement's leadership has never claimed one.
newspaper indicated a potential increase of more than 17 percent in the newspaper's profits, though Kanuri cautioned the result was a theoretical one.
Majority of the people attending the hospital are the Hausa and Fulani and other ethnic groups such as Yoruba, Igbo, Kanuri, Igala, and Egbira, who are resident in the area.
Entretanto, a ideia de tempo ciclico se rompe historicamente com a violencia do tempo linear ocidental, mas Zapata Olivella recupera o tempo ancestral, reescrevendo personagens que, depois de passar pela vida, tornam-se mensageiros para ajudar a recuperar a liberdade e o conhecimento dos antepassados, como se pode ver nas figuras de Nago, Ngafua e Kanuri Mai.
Categories were Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba, Fulani, Tiv, Kanuri, Ibibio, Ijaw and Other.
In Nigeria, Boko Haram appears to draw support predominately from an ethnic Kanuri base in the northeast, where the group is most active, although extremist operatives linked to both AQIM and Boko Haram appear intent on expanding the group's recruitment base, its operational reach, and the scope of its targets.
Caliphate military regime led by a Muslim Kanuri agent of the Caliphate.
Oriundo de un pueblito fronterizo con Niger, Shekau pertenece a la etnia kanuri, la mas importante del noreste de Nigeria y con fuerte presencia tambien en Chad, Camerun y Niger.
Stephen Mwaura Kanuri, a 27-year-old former financial journalist from Kenya says the love for food made him leave his career.
Shekau, like Yusuf, was a charismatic and persuasive speaker in classical Arabic, Hausa, Kanuri and even in heavily accented English.
Shekau spoke in the local Hausa and Kanuri languages in the video, obtained by the AP Thursday through channels that have provided previous communications.