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Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the eighth most populous country in the world, and the most populous country in which the majority of the population is Black. Nigeria is situated on the Atlantic coast in the West African region and has a landmass of 923,768 square kilometers. It shares land borders with the republics of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. The more than 150 million people of Nigeria have evolved a cultural setting that is a study in contrasts and one with complex dimensions. Nigeria is a vast country characterized by cultural complexity, a multiplicity of religious loyalties, ethnic plurality, and linguistic differences as well as diverse historical experiences.

Nigeria's social boundaries are ...

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