[soh-koh-toh, soh-koh-toh, suh-koh-toh]
- a state in NW Nigeria; formerly a sultanate and province; empire in the 19th century. 57,560 sq. mi. (149,066 sq. km).
- a city in and the capital of this state.
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Examples from the Web for sokoto
Thence he went to Sokoto, intending afterwards to go to Bornu.
Gando now forms the sub-province of the double province of Sokoto.
The emir was appointed under British authority after the conquest of Sokoto in 1903.
To the south, the British were supposed to control "all that properly belongs to the kingdom of Sokoto."
Say is directly west of Sokoto, and you can easily find Lake Chad on your map, for it is a very large lake.
- a state of NW Nigeria. Capital: Sokoto. Pop: 3 696 999 (2006). Area: 25 973 sq km (10 028 sq miles)
- a town in NW Nigeria, capital of Sokoto state: capital of the Fulah Empire in the 19th century; Muslim place of pilgrimage. Pop: 444 000 (2005 est)
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