from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The largest city of Nigeria, in the southwest part of the country on the Gulf of Guinea. An old Yoruba town, it served as the capital of Nigeria from independence in 1960 until 1991, when the capital was officially moved to Abuja. Lagos remains the economic and commercial center of the country. Population: 8,780,000.
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- proper n. Port and former capital of Nigeria
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- n. chief port and economic center of Nigeria; located in southwestern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea; former capital of Nigeria
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