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The capital of Nigeria, in the central part of the country. Laid out in the 1970s according to a comprehensive plan, Abuja replaced Lagos as the country's capital in 1991.
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(Placename) the federal capital of Nigeria, in the centre of the country. Pop: 467 000 (2005 est)
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(əˈbu dʒə)
the capital of Nigeria, in the central part. 378,671.
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Noun1.Abuja - capital of Nigeria in the center of the countryAbuja - capital of Nigeria in the center of the country
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
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