Bornu Empire

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Bornu Empire

1380–1893
Flag of Bornu Empire
Flag of Bornu, also known as Organa, from Vallseca atlas of 1439
Bornu Empire extent c.1750
Bornu Empire extent c.1750
CapitalNgazargamu
Common languagesKanuri
Religion
Islam
GovernmentMonarchy
King (Mai) 
• 1381–1382
Said of Bornu
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
1380
• Disestablished
1893
Area
1800[1]50,000 km2 (19,000 sq mi)
1892[2]129,499 km2 (50,000 sq mi)
Population
• 1892[2]
5000000
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kanem Empire
French Chad
Rabih az-Zubayr

The Bornu Empire (1380-1893) was an African state of Nigeria from 1380 to 1893.

References[change | change source]

  1. Oliver, page 12
  2. Hughes, page 281