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Ilorin

(ēlô`rēn), city (1991 est. pop. 420,000), SW Nigeria. It is an industrial city and the market (especially for cattle, poultry, palm products, and yams) and transport center for a wide region. Manufactures include cigarettes, matches, and sugar. Traditional artisans make woven goods, tin products, wood carvings, and pottery. Ilorin was the capital of a YorubaYoruba
, people of SW Nigeria and Benin, numbering about 20 million. Today many of the large cities in Nigeria (including Lagos, Ibadan, and Abeokuta) are in Yorubaland.
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 kingdom that, with the assistance of the FulaniFulani
, people of W Africa, numbering approximately 14 million. They are of mixed sub-Saharan African and Berber origin. First recorded as living in the Senegambia region, they are now scattered throughout the area of the Sudan from Senegal to Cameroon.
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, successfully rebelled against the OyoOyo
, city (1991 est. pop. 226,700), SW Nigeria. It is primarily a farming town, producing tobacco, yams, and cassava. Traditional artisans make textiles and leather goods and carve utensils from shells of the calabash gourd. Oyo was founded c.
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 empire in 1817 but soon thereafter was incorporated into the Fulani state of SokotoSokoto
, city (1987 est. pop. 164,000), NW Nigeria, on the Sokoto River. It is the commercial center for a wide region and a collection place for hides, skins, and peanuts. Rice and tobacco are grown for local consumption.
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. Through warfare against Oyo and IbadanIbadan
, city (1991 est. pop. 1,263,000), SW Nigeria. The second largest city in Nigeria, it is a major commercial center. Manufactures include metal products, furniture, soap, and handicrafts.
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 in the later 19th cent., Ilorin considerably increased its territory. In 1897 it was conquered by troops of the British-chartered Royal Niger Company led by Sir George GoldieGoldie, Sir George
(George Goldie Taubman), 1846–1925, British colonial administrator, b. Isle of Man. Goldie entered the Niger River trade in the 1870s, and his company soon dominated trade on the lower river.
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Ilorin

 

a city in southwestern Nigeria, administrative center of the state of Kwara. Population, 247,900 (1970). Railroad station and highway junction. Ilorin is a trading center for an agricultural region (corn, yams, livestock, and palm oil) and the site of a sugar refinery, a match factory, and a plant for processing tobacco. Pottery is also manufactured.

Ilorin

a city in W Nigeria, capital of Kwara state: agricultural trade centre. Pop.: 714 000 (2005 est.)
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