On this page:
Abeokuta is the largest city and capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna; 48 miles north of Lagos by railway, or 81 miles by water. As of 2005, Abeokuta and the surrounding area had a population of 593,140.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abeokuta
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
Henry's School Geography (1867)
by Joseph FERNANDEZ (B.A.)
Abeokuta is a place of great interest, as a town composed of christianized negroes. Benin is on the right bank of the Niger mouth, and Biafra on the left. Lownn. GUINEA stretches from the equator S. to 16 degrees S. latitude, and includes the ...
By Sheer Pluck (2016)
A Tale of the Ashanti War by G. A. Henty
"Abeokuta is a very singular town," Mr. Goodenough said. "Its people were christianized many years ago, and have faithfully retained the religion. The town lies not very far from Dahomey, and this power, which has conquered and enslaved all ...
Abeokuta is a pottery- making center and images in clay Abdtan: A Master Potter of the tgbddo Yoruba 123.
The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres by Jonathan Haynes
Abeokuta is a heartland of ...
by Anna M. Ogunnaike
ABOUT THE COVER: Abeokuta is a city of 200,000 people in Ogun State. Abeokuta is the birthplace of many famous Nigerians, including past president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, and Nobel Prize–winning author Wole Soyinka.
Beiträge Zur 15. Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung, Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft (2010)
by Manfred Schrenk
Abeokuta is a historic Yoruba town, formed by the Egbas in 1830. The town has become increasingly cosmopolitan as a result of the elevation in status of ...
The Bradt Travel Guide by Lizzie Williams
Abeokuta means literally 'under the rock';.
by Junius P. Rodriguez
Abeokuta, a new town founded in 1830 in southwestern Yorubaland, seemed an ideal location for an African American settlement.
by Project Gutenberg
Abeokuta is the headquarters of the Yoruba branch of the Church Missionary Societyi and ...
by Colin Larkin
August 1942, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
by Major John G. Merritt
All Mission Societies appear ready to welcome us in unoccupied areas and large towns like Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Oshogbo and many others, feeling there are thousands they are not touching, but would not welcome us where they are ...
by Mathurin C. Houngnikpo, Samuel Decalo
ABEOKUTA. Powerful Yoruba kingdom that supplanted the Oyo empire as the prime threat to Abomey, and against which the...
Encyclopedia of Africa (2010)
by Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates
Abeokuta translates as Òunder the rocks,Ó or Òrefuge among rocks,Ó and refers to the cityÕs location on the craggy east bank of the Ogun River. The early city comprised four Egba subgroups, the Ake, Gbagura, Oke-Ona, and Owu, ...
by Frank Northen Magill
Born: July 13, 1934; Abeokuta, Nigeria Area of Achievement: Literature Contribution: The first African ever to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Soyinka is generally held to be Nigeria's foremost contemporary dramatist and possibly the most ...
by Abiola Irele
Abeokuta, a Yoruba town located in southwestern part of what is now Nigeria, became the first hinterland town to embrace missionaries and give opportunities to the Creoles and the Recaptives. The two classes of returnees contributed greatly ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Abeokuta
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Photo about Abeokuta
Abeokuta Climate March/Cleanup
Peoples Climate March/City Cleanup in Abeokuta ahead of COP21
Photo credit: Climate & Sustainable Devpt Network
Scrabble value of A1B3E1O1K5U1T1A1
The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Share this page
Go to the pronunciation of Abeokuta to learn how to say it correctly!