Ogun

/ (əʊˈɡʊn) /

noun

a state of SW Nigeria. Capital: Abeokuta. Pop: 3 728 098 (2006). Area: 16 762 sq km (6472 sq miles)

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Example sentences from the Web for ogun

  • In this case, the indigenous deity that [Abdulmutallab] carried inside him—Ogun, the god of wayfarers—thwarted his plan.

    Wole Soyinka's British Problem|Tunku Varadarajan|January 31, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • The squadron, composed of steamers as well as sailing ships, brought up off the mouth of the Ogun river.

    The Three Midshipmen|W.H.G. Kingston