Nigerian people and culture pdf
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Types of culture in Nigeria
Though there is archaeological evidence that societies have been living in Nigeria for more than twenty-five hundred years, the borders of modern Nigeria were not created until the British consolidated their colonial power over the area in The name Nigeria was suggested by British journalist Flora Shaw in the s. She referred to the area as Nigeria, after the Niger River, which dominates much of the country's landscape. The word niger is Latin for black. More than ethnic tribes call present-day Nigeria home. The three largest and most dominant ethnic groups are the Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo pronounced ee-bo. Prior to their conquest by Europeans, these ethnic groups had separate and independent histories.
After the abolition of the slave trade, there was an expansion of trade in agricultural produce from Africa to Europe, particularly palm oil from the West African coastal areas.
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Nigeria , country located on the western coast of Africa. Nigeria has a diverse geography, with climates ranging from arid to humid equatorial. The country has abundant natural resources, notably large deposits of petroleum and natural gas. The national capital is Abuja , in the Federal Capital Territory , which was created by decree in The country became independent on October 1, , and in adopted a republican constitution but elected to stay a member of the Commonwealth.