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1) Bornu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Muslim state, mostly in NE Nigeria, extending S and W of Lake Chad. It began its existence as a separate state in the late 14th cent. From the 14th to the 18th cent....

2) Kanem. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Africa in the areas near Lake Chad that are now part of Chad and N Nigeria. The empire began in the 9th cent., when the Sefawa migrated to the area from the Sahara....

3) Kukawa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Kukawa was founded in 1814 by Muhammad al-Kanemi of the state of Bornu. The capital and chief commercial center of Bornu, Kukawa was also the southern terminus of...

4) Nachtigal, Gustav. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...German explorer in Africa. He went (1869) on a mission for the king of Prussia to the sultan of Bornu. He visited the central Sahara region and reached Khartoum in...

5) Hausa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...African ethnic group, numbering about 23 million, chiefly in N Nigeria and S Niger. The Hausa are almost exclusively Muslim and practice agriculture. Their widespread...

6) Zinder. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Manufactures include millet flour, beverages, and tanned goods. Zinder was situated on an old trans-Saharan caravan route that connected N Nigeria with the African...

7) Agadez. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Agadez is a trade center visited by Tuareg pastoral nomads. Leather and silver handicrafts are made. Tin, tungsten, uranium, and salt are mined nearby. Founded by...

8) Fulani. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...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...

9) Nigeria. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Federal Republic of Nigeria, republic (1995 est. pop. 101,232,000), 356,667 sq mi (923,768 sq km), W Africa. It borders on the Gulf of Guinea (an arm of the Atlantic...

10) Chad. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Republic of Chad, republic (1995 est. pop. 5,587,000), 495,752 sq mi (1,284,000 sq km), N central Africa. Chad is bordered by the Central African Republic on the...

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