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Oil Rivers

noun
1.
a region in W Africa, comprising the vast Niger River delta: formerly a British protectorate; now a part of Nigeria.
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  • I think that undoubtedly this region is that of the Oil Rivers.

    West African studies Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  • In fact, to make a clean breast of it, I do not believe big chiefs are properly buried in the Oil Rivers at all.

    West African studies Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  • The Oil Rivers, as far as Rio del Rey, are controlled by the British.

British Dictionary definitions for Oil Rivers

Oil Rivers

plural noun
1.
the delta of the Niger River in S Nigeria
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