from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of north-central Nigeria northeast of Lagos. A powerful Hausa city-state, particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was taken by the British in 1903. It is now the chief industrial city of northern Nigeria. Population: 3,620,000.

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  • proper n. A state in northern Nigeria
  • proper n. The capital city of Kano State


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  • Yet because so much of the world is now, if not secular, then moving toward secularization, the sort of accommodation recently seen in Kano may ultimately take hold in other developing areas as well.

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  • “Shariah needs to be practical,” a civil servant in Kano told Polgreen.

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  • A Nigerian lesbian who "married" four women last weekend in Kano State has gone into hiding from the Islamic police, with her partners.

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  • The BBC's Ado Saleh in Kano says some 200 people, including the 40 state parliamentarians, attended the flag burning.

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  • Elsewhere - the Nigerian state government in Kano sounds a fun place.

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  • See, for example, Beverly B. Mack, "Women's Work in Kano," in In Pursuit of History: Fieldwork in Africa, ed.

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  • The ruling party also lost control of Zamfara and Nasarawa states, but retained control in the oil-rich Niger Delta and picked-up the governorship of Kano, which is the north's most populous state.

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  • Nigerian authorities allege that Pfizer illegally conducted a drug experiment on 200 children during a 1996 meningitis epidemic in Kano state's main city, also called Kano, resulting in deaths, brain damage, paralysis and slurred speech in many of the children.

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  • The Emir is the traditional ruler of the Nigerian city of Kano, which is the capital of the current Kano State.

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