Who helped make the Oyo Empire?


Who helped make the Oyo Empire?

Oyo Empire:

The Oyo Empire was an empire located in West Africa, in the modern nation of Nigeria. Although the Oyo people (who are of Yoruba ethnicity) had come to the area sometime during the ninth and tenth century, they did not create an empire until much later.

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The person most responsible for turning Oyo from a small state to a significant empire was a leader named Orompoto. Under Orompoto's leadership (the...

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Chapter 16 / Lesson 3

The many kingdoms of ancient Africa are as diverse as the continent itself. This lesson will focus on many of the African kingdoms that thrived between 600 and 1900 of the common-era.

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