- a former sultanate in Africa, SW of Lake Chad: now largely a province in Nigeria.
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It is now one of the principal British stations of eastern Bornu.
Beriberi (or Berberi) is the name given them by the Hausa (see Bornu).
Thence he went to Sokoto, intending afterwards to go to Bornu.
The chief languages are the Kanuri or Bornu language and Arabic.
Bornu and Haiti may have attractions for some; but for us, none whatever.The Color Line
William Benjamin Smith