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Title:The allocation of ethnic frontiers in Nigeria: the example of Akoko-Edo divison
Author:Adejuyigbe, Omolade
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
ethnic groups
Abstract:For practical purposes, frontier areas have to be grouped with one of the bordering ethnic nations. Each of the neighbouring ethnic natons is likely to make a case for grouping the frontier zone with itself. For this reason whatever decision is taken is likely to be disputed between the ethnic nations and any political units based on them. If such disputes are to be avoided there is need to understand the nature and characteristics of frontier areas. Such understanding will make all interested parties realize that the grouping of the frontier cannot satisfy all sides and hence make them accept whatever decision is taken by or about any particular frontier area. For this reason the aim in this paper is to draw attention to the problems of allocating such an area by discussing the conflicting claims and the characteristics of the Akoko-Edo frontier area. Notes and ref., table, maps.