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Title:The Nigerian pilgrimage to Mecca
Author:Medugbon, A.K.
Book title:Redistribution of population in Africa
Editors:Clarke, J.I.
Kosinski, L.A.
Year:1982
Pages:117-123
Language:English
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Heinemann
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Islam
pilgrimages
pilgrimage
Abstract:Nigeria probably has the largest Moslem population in Africa and it has probably been supplying the largest number of pilgrims over several decades. Data for this paper were collected from: 1 - A survey of a wide range of literature on the hajj. 2 - Two sets of questionnaires presented to government administrators connected with the hajj, and to about 200 Nigerian returnees from the Sudan and 200 from Saudi Arabia. The survey was conducted after the 1974-5 hajj operations. 3 - Information received in late 1975 on both individuals and groups of Nigerians in the Sudan. The writer was given access to all the reports on the Nigerian settlements in the Sudan. Recently data were supplemented by responses from some of the over 14000 Nigerians repatriated from Saudi Arabia, of whom over 2000 had migrated from the Sudan to that country. Fig., map, ref.