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Sokoto

[ soh-koh-toh, soh-koh-toh, suh-koh-toh ]
/ ˈsoʊ koʊˌtoʊ, ˌsoʊ koʊˈtoʊ, səˈkoʊ toʊ /
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noun

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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Sokoto
/ (ˈsəʊkəˌtəʊ) /

noun

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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