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Oyo by Zaragemca

I have observed a lot of articles in reference to Oyo,(Nigeria),which don't reflected what it really means at that time....For the general people to understand the whole basic principals, I have to say that it never happenned,(not even in Ile/Efe,or Benin/City,(actual Nigeria), (the true most important cities in Yorubaland),the situation of the whole 'Yoruba population',,....Since the time of Oduduwa it was always some Yorubas leaders and landlors in control of thousands of slaves and workers,so many tribulations which took place around those Yurubas/kingdoms didn't really happenned to the Yorubas but to those around them,(they have to speak some Yoruba,and were dressing like Yorubas,(becouse the trade),and were collectibly called Yorubas.....When Oduduwa arrived to Ile/Efe some of the people,(Edo/People which were there), did agree with the new establishment,(The Yoruba/religion based in the Ifa/Mandate),and some of them didn't,..triggering the first migration from Ile/Efe,(after the arrival of Oduduwa)..Some of them went to the west,(as Obaluaye,(with the Araras),and the prince Nana, went,(to actual Ghana),some of them went south forming what would be called later,Benin/City,but not body went up north becouse they wanted to stay withing the Forest, where the more fertile and cultivable land was established.....They were able to set up the most sophisticated agricultural enterprise,not only for feeding,but also for the trade,...food and medical/herbal products,using irrigation system and tools made out of metal....By the time the portugueses arrived there,they were working with....Gold,brass,iron,copper,wood,ivory,animal/skin,jade,terracota,fish/bones,,textiles,shells cowries,salt,palm oil,kola nuts,fruits,stones,ambar, and have extensive knowledge of astronomy,anatomy and filosofy...to be continued.Dr. Zaragemca
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