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Outermost entrance to the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo

Alaafin, or Superior owner of the all crown kings Palaces worldwide in the Yoruba language, was the title of the emperor of the medieval Oyo empire[1] of southwestern Nigeria Yorubaland. the official title of the ceremonial ruler of the contemporary Oyo.

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  1. ^ David D. Laitin (1986). Hegemony and Culture: Politics and Change Among the Yoruba. University of Chicago Press. p. 113.