Dalla Hill

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Kano, as seen from Dalla Hill, in 2005

Dalla Hill (also spelled Dala) is a hill in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It is 534 meters (1,753 feet) high.[1] there are steps on the hill (Dala) which has nine hundred and ninety nine foot steps (999) In the seventh century, the hill was the site of a community that engaged in iron-working; it is unknown whether these people were Hausa, or speakers of Niger–Congo languages.[2] Kano was originally known as Dalla, after the hill.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kano". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2007. 
  2. ^ Iliffe, John (2007). Africans: The History of a Continent. Cambridge University Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-521-86438-0. 
  3. ^ Nast, Heidi J (2005). Concubines and Power: Five Hundred Years in a Northern Nigerian Palace. University of Minnesota Press. p. 60. ISBN 0-8166-4154-4.