Ogbomosho

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Ogbomosho

(ōbo͞o`môshô, ŏgbōmō`shō), city (1991 pop. 644,000), SW Nigeria. It is the trade center for a farming region. Yams, cassava, corn, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is grown and used to weave cloth. Ogbomosho was founded in the 17th cent. It resisted 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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 invasions in the early 19th cent. and grew by absorbing refugees from towns destroyed by the Fulani. A teachers college is in the city.
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Ogbomosho

 

a city in Nigeria, in the Western Region. Population, 387,000 (1971). Highway junction. There is trade in cacao beans and in the products of oil-bearing palms. Ogbomo-sho has a footwear factory and cottage-industry production of fabrics.

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Ogbomosho

a city in SW Nigeria: the third largest town in Nigeria; trading centre for an agricultural region. Pop.: 959 000 (2005 est.)
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