Pategi

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Patigi
Town
Nickname(s): Paris
Motto: mayin lo, mayin lo, ezhi patigi [the best place to be is patigi]
Patigi is located in Nigeria
Patigi
Patigi
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 8°44′N 5°45′E / 8.733°N 5.750°E / 8.733; 5.750
Country  Nigeria
State Kwara State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Patigi is an ancient town in Kwara State, Nigeria. It is inhabited by the Nupe people who also exhibit a linguistic reportoire of the Yoruba dialect. They are farmers, acquatic sellers/fishers and traders.

-The Nupe people of patigi kingdom are very compassionate and welcoming to visitors, though they are masterminds in whitchcraft, especially as a sign of strength to their own kins; they are also good farmers- harvesting cassava, millet, rice, guineacorn, melon etc. They also make a lot of local snacks such as "efan", "gbankuru", "liala", "kuli", "dankuwa" "banbara", "alewa" etc. The people of Patigi also engage in fishing. They are also very industrious.

The name “patigi” was derived from the Nupe word “Pati” meaning “hill”, it is surrounded by water from the North and South. This kingdom is one of the ancient kingdom of the Nupe people; one of the first kings of Patigi lost one of his daughter to the White men who visited the kingdom in the early 20th century, and the other daughter - Amina Dufya has been the "Sagi" of Patigi for two decades.

Coordinates: 8°44′N 5°45′E / 8.733°N 5.750°E / 8.733; 5.750