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  1. a state of Nigeria, in the E on the border with Cameroon. Capital: Yola. Pop: 3 168 101 (2006). Area: 36 917 sq km (14 254 sq miles)
  2. a small group of languages of W Africa, spoken chiefly in E Nigeria, N Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and N Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), forming a branch of the Niger-Congo family
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Historical Examples

  • Vogel succumbed to the climate about a year afterwards, on a journey to Adamawa.

    Great African Travellers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • That part of Adamawa recognized as outside the British frontier was occupied in 1901 after somewhat severe fighting.

  • Adamawa, a region in the Lower Soudan with a healthy climate and a fertile soil, rich in all tropical products.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • Their most southerly emirate is Adamawa, the country on both sides of the upper Benue.