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Yoruba polities Search catalogue 294945180
Yoruba kingdoms comprised both distinct and independent states (or sub-ethnic groups) and single towns and groups of villages. In the north of Nigerian Yorubaland were Oyo and Ilorin, in the northwest Ijaye, in the east Ijesha, Ekiti, Igbomina, Owo and Ondo, in the south Ibadan, Ijebu, Egba (Abeokuta), Egbado and Lagos, and in the centre Ile-Ife (the cradle of Yoruba civilization). The western kingdoms, Ketu, Idaisa and Sabe, lay for the most part in present-day Benin. In 1892-1893 all Yoruba states were brought under British control, with the exception of Abeokuta, which remained semi-independent until 1914.
09.01.02 NAMED POLITIES
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