Nupe


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Nupe

 

(self-designation, Nupesizi), a people living in Nigeria, mainly in the Northeast and Kwara states. They number about 1 million (1972, estimate). The Nupe language is one of the Kwa languages. Their religion is Islam, with partial preservation of traditional beliefs and cults. The Gbari and Igbira are close to the Nupe in culture and language. In the Middle Ages the Nupe founded a state that existed until the early 19th century. The main occupation of the Nupe is farming. Various crafts have long been developed.

REFERENCES

Ismagilova, R. N. Narody Nigerii. Moscow, 1963.
Nadel, S. F. A Black Byzantium: The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria. London [1961].
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Aduku was a horse trader from Nupe in the defunct Sokoto Caliphate who first visited Amufie, one of the thirty-three villages of Enugu Ezike around 1909.
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