Categories: Ethnicities

The association of this group of people, migrants to the northern part of Nigeria, with the Ka’aba (Holy Mosque) at Mecca was the basis of the name by which they subsequently came to be known, the Kabawa. Each year as the Rima River drops to its lowest level at the end of the harvest, the Kabawa wade into the water to initiate the Argungu Festival, one of the oldest traditional events in Nigeria, now internationally acclaimed.

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