Kurmi Market

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The Kurmi Market is a large market in the city of Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. Founded by Muhammad Rumfa, a King of Kano, in the 15th century, it is still in use in the 21st century.[1] As of 2003, Sale Ayagi was chairman of the market's unions.[2]

Kurmi Market has lent its name to a football team.[3]


  1. ^ "Caravans Across the Desert: Marketplace". AFRICA: One Continent. Many Worlds. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  2. ^ Ujorha, Tadaferua (2003-05-09). "Kano’s 500-year-old market". Daily Trust (Biafra Nigeria World). Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  3. ^ Ogbuagu, Henry (2006-11-26). "All Stars host Kurmi Market today". Daily Triumph (Triumph Publishing Company). Retrieved 2007-11-01. 

External links[edit]

  • Gallery of Kano at flickr.com, including several photographs of the market

Coordinates: 12°00′N 8°31′E / 12.000°N 8.517°E / 12.000; 8.517