a state of Nigeria, in the E on the border with Cameroon. Capital: Yola. Pop: 3 168 101 (2006). Area: 36 917 sq km (14 254 sq miles)
a small group of languages of W Africa, spoken chiefly in E Nigeria, N Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and N Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), forming a branch of the Niger-Congo family
Historical Examples

That part of adamawa recognized as outside the British frontier was occupied in 1901 after somewhat severe fighting.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various

Vogel succumbed to the climate about a year afterwards, on a journey to adamawa.
Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston

Their most southerly emirate is adamawa, the country on both sides of the upper Benue.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

adamawa, a region in the Lower Soudan with a healthy climate and a fertile soil, rich in all tropical products.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood


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