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Benin City

website footnotes '''Benin City''' is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and the capital of Edo State (Edo State, Nigeria) in southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 25 miles north of the Benin River. It is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts (oil palm) for oil (Palm oil) is also an important traditional industry. ref name "columbia encyclopedia"


Geographical Names Board of New South Wales

policy and recognising important traditional Aboriginal placenames alongside longstanding introduced names. The Board's policy mirrors the U.S. Board of Geographical names in that it seeks to eliminate possessive names from all place names in NSW. Roads called Smith's


Gao

is the tindé drum which is played by women at festive occasions. Another important traditional influence is the lute known as the teherdent, which is played by the griots of the Gao and Timbuktu regions. In the late 1970s, when the founding members of Tinariwen started playing acoustic guitars, they played a traditional repertoire adapted to the western guitar.


Huế

genders but today it is worn mainly by females, except for certain important traditional culture-related occasions where some men do wear it. Áo Dài consists of a long gown with a slit on both sides, worn over cotton or silk trousers. Áo Dài is elegant and comfortable to wear. Áo Dài was likely derived in the 18th century or in the royal court of Huế. White Áo dài is the required uniform for girls in many high schools across Vietnam. Some female office workers


Surakarta

refined, highly polished aesthetic, and sophisticated Javanese art. The Kraton served as an important center dedicated for the preservation of Javanese culture. Several important traditional Javanese ceremonies such as Satu Suro and Sekaten rituals were observed in high importance among its people. The Sunan (Sunan (Indonesian title)) (king) of Surakarta, although today no longer holds official actual political power, is still revered and holds important position as cultural symbol among


Timbuktu

at festive occasions. Another important traditional influence is the lute known as the teherdent, which is played by the griots of the Gao and Timbuktu regions. In the late 1970s, when the founding members of Tinariwen started playing acoustic guitars, they played a traditional repertoire adapted to the western guitar. *Tongchuan (Tongchuan, Shaanxi) (China) — Licantén (Chile) *Suva (Fiji) — Timbuktu (Mali) *Jaisalmer (India)— Easter Island Commons:Category:Timbuktu WikiPedia:Timbuktu


Luoyang

"Water Table", consisting entirely of various soups, etc.); Xinyang Duncai (Xinyang brewed vegetables), and the traditional cuisine of Kaifeng (Kaifeng cuisine). *Important traditional art and craft products include: Junci, a type of porcelain originating in Yuzhou (Yuzhou City) noted for its unpredictable colour patterns; the jade carvings of Zhenping (Zhenping County, Henan); and Luoyang's Tangsancai ("Tang Three Colours"), which are earthenware figurines made in the traditional style of the Tang Dynasty. Tourism Henan is located in the Yellow River valley where ancient people lived. Earlier in the New Stone Age, the light of civilization had appeared and the delicate potteries in the Peiligang Culture and Yangshao Culture, and the character signs and musical instruments 8,000 years ago have filled the present world and the ancient times with wonders. Three of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China are in Henan: Luoyang, Kaifeng and Anyang. Henan is one of the few provinces which has many historical relics in the country. There are 16 key national units of protecting historical relics and 267 provincial units of protecting historical relics. The over-ground historical relics are the second in China in number. Historical relics in museums take up one-eighth of those in China, and the underground historical relics are the first in China in number. In Henan Museum there are 120,000 historical relics, including over 40,000 rare ones. death_date Wikipedia:Luoyang


Tajikistan

Naw-Rúz, Norooz, Newroz, Navroj, and many other variants) which means "New Day" in Persian (Persian language) language, marks an important traditional holiday festival celebrated in Iran as well as in many other countries with a significant population of Persian people, such as Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and by Kurdish (Kurdish people) communities in Turkey (Turkish Kurdistan) and Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan) and Iranian Kurdistan elsewhere


Nigeria

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Morocco

War (1954–62), where he actively participated in the repression and the use of torture (Torture during the Algerian War) against the civilian population THE FRENCH ARMY AND TORTURE DURING THE ALGERIAN WAR (1954- 1962) Raphaëlle Branche, Univ. of Rennes, 2004 WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco


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