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Title:The establishment of Fulbe authority in the Upper Benue Basin, 1809-1847
Author:Abubakar, S.
Year:1972
Periodical:Savanna: A Journal of the Environmental and Social Sciences
Volume:1
Issue:1
Pages:67-80
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Fulani
ethnicity
political change
history
1800-1849
Abstract:The peoples of the upper Benue basin lacked a single central authority. The Fulbe, pastoral nomads, started entering the region in the 18th century. Initially they had to acknowledge non-Fulbe authority. In the 19th century they declared jihad and succeeded in overthrowing the non-Fulbe overlordship by 1847. The settlement of the Fulbe led to to intermarriage, and the spread of the Fulfulde language and Islam. Notes, maps.
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