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  1. a city in N central Nigeria.
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Historical Examples

  • Other towns, like Zaria, may do as much trade, but Kano is pre-eminent as a manufacturing centre.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6


  • Zaria was said to contain fifty thousand inhabitants, a population exceeding that of Kano.

  • Leaving Zaria, he proceeded westward, along the route by which he had come into the country.

British Dictionary definitions for zaria


  1. a city in N central Nigeria: former capital of a Hausa state; agricultural trading centre; university (1962). Pop: 822 000 (2005 est)
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