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Abeokuta

[ah-bey-oh-koo-tah] /ˌɑ beɪˈoʊ kʊ tɑ/
noun
1.
a city in SW Nigeria.
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  • They find relations and friends in Abeokuta, and so they stop to live with us.

    The African Trader W. H. G. Kingston
  • Returning to Africa, he laboured with great success amongst his own people and afterwards at Abeokuta.

  • I have heard of Dahomey, of course, and its horrible customs, but I don't know anything about Abeokuta.

    By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
  • Nevertheless, the Abeokuta people have opposed an heroic resistance, and so far successfully.

    By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
  • A large number of the Abeokuta warriors also lined the walls, while the rest gathered on the stockade.

    By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
  • When night came Mr. Goodenough gathered two hundred of the best troops of Abeokuta.

    By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
  • The people of Abeokuta were half wild with exultation and joy, and their gratitude to their white allies was unbounded.

    By Sheer Pluck G. A. Henty
  • He professes great friendship for the English, as well as for the people of Abeokuta.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • At those places they heard of Abeokuta and the stand it had made against the slave-trade.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • Ibadan long had a feud with Abeokuta, but on the establishment of the British protectorate the intertribal wars were stopped.

British Dictionary definitions for Abeokuta

Abeokuta

/ˌæbɪəʊˈkuːtə/
noun
1.
a town in W Nigeria, capital of Ogun state. Pop: 487 000 (2005 est)
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