Pronunciation: (sō'kō-tō", sō"kō-tō', su-kō'tō), [key]
1. a state in NW Nigeria; formerly a sultanate and province; empire in the 19th century. 4,500,000; 57,560 sq. mi. (149,066 sq. km).
2. a city in and the capital of this state. 104,160.
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