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Oshogbo

(ōshōb`bō), city (1991 est. pop. 421,000), SW Nigeria, on the Oshun River. Primarily a farming and commercial city, it has cotton gins, a steel-rolling mill, a traditional textiles industry, and cigarette and food-processing factories. The city is also a road and rail junction, and has an airport. Oshogbo was probably founded in the 17th cent. as a town in the 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 of Ijesha (see IleshaIlesha
, city (1991 est. pop. 334,000), SW Nigeria. Formerly a caravan trade center, Ilesha is today an agricultural and commercial city. Cacao, kola nuts, palm oil, and yams are shipped from there. There is a sawmill, and alluvial gold is found.
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). In 1839 it was the site of a decisive battle in which 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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, a Yoruba city-state, defeated IlorinIlorin
, 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.
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, an expansionist 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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 state, thus halting Ilorin's southward advance. An influx of refugees after the battle swelled Oshogbo's population.

Oshogbo

 

a city in Nigeria, in the Western State, on the Oshun River. Population, 252,600 (1971). Oshogbo is a railroad and highway junction and an important center for the harvesting of cocoa beans, African oil-palm fruit, cotton, and tobacco. The city has tobacco and cotton-ginning enterprises.

Oshogbo

a city in SW Nigeria: trade centre. Pop.: 629 000 (2005 est.)
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