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Iseyin(ēsā`ăN), town (1991 est. pop. 192,000), SW Nigeria. The city, located in a tobacco-growing region, has an important traditional textile industry. Iseyin was the capital of a small 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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, 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.
..... Click the link for more information. empire. In 1893 it came under British control. A rebellion in 1916 against British-imposed taxes was quelled.
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a city in the Western Region of Nigeria. Population, 95,200 (1963). Its cottage industries include the processing of cloth and tobacco. Palm nuts are harvested and their oil is extracted.
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