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Iwo

(ē`wō), city (1991 est. pop. 320,000), SW Nigeria. It is the trade center for a farm region specializing in cacao. A coffee plantation is located nearby. Iwo 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 (founded in the 17th cent.) that grew rapidly in the 19th cent. by taking in refugees during the Yoruba civil wars.

Iwo

 

a city in southwestern Nigeria, in the Western State. Population, 188,500 (1970). Iwo is an important commercial and crafts center. Cocoa beans and the fruit of oil-yielding palm trees are harvested. The production of palm oil and indigo are also important, as is cotton weaving.

Iwo

a city in SW Nigeria. Pop.: 479 000 (2005 est.)
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