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Re: Oyo by Zaragemca
In Response To: Re: Oyo by Zaragemca ()

Continuing..After the Yorubas oposing to support Oyo/village and Yorubas moving out from there ,(of Yorubas, Oyo only have the influence), during the Ajaka time of being the Alafin,a worrior from Nupe,(Shango),attacked Oyo and reconquered the territory......Shango: The name was not Yoruba,..neither unique..it is a word rooted in Haussa/languages which mean 'worrior',and it was collectibly used by Haussas fighters.Even when his reignning didn't last long, a Nupe dynasty was established and another isolated little village in the far west,(close to actual Benin political line), was also conquered,(Egbado). They tryed to brake through south east,(Ekiti-Ife-Ijesha -corridor),but they couldn't,later they tryed straight down throught the Egba-Ijebu-corridor,but the gate was closed by order of Benin....After Benin getting into contact with the Portuguese, (and engaging in extensive trade),the Benin/Obas didn't need the Dahomey trade,and it was neglected so the Oyo people find a niche there in the far west,(conquering that territory)....Some scholar are trying to link Oranmiyan being a father of Shango the same way that Oduduwa was link at one point being a father of Oranmiyan,(both personalities were in a different time frames)....After the attack of the Nupe-Worrior Shango,..Oyo became a battle field among the Nupe,Haussas,Bornu,Fulanis, Ibibos and Igbo people, for control of the village,.... and the real 'Yorubas', were observing the 'stage' from distance...After the death of Shango,....Ajaka with the help of Haussas,fulanis,Borgus,Baribas,and Gwandi people started fighting back and at one point regained the territory again....But again in around 1500,'Tsoede', another Nupe Worrior won the territory, ( during the Alafins Onigbogi/Ofiran),setting another Nupe dynasty and keeping the fight among the Nupes,Fulanis,Haussas,Borgu,Igbos and Ibibios for the Oyo/village......Note,... next subject is going to be something with puzzle scholars both in Cuba and out of Cuba, 'How the name Lucumies came into the game'...to be continued Dr. Zaragemca


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