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Thursday, 7 July 2016

The discovery of River Niger: Historie from nairaland blog 2007

Who really discovered River Niger? We were taught while in the primary school that Mungo Park discovered 'River Niger'. But is that really true?
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When you say somebody
'discover' something,Has he brought it to the knowledge of people and those people did not know the existence of that thing. It is like somebody telling me that the stream where my mother and grandmother fetched water, was 'discovered' yesterday by somebody residing in
another village about 500 kilometers away. So those people in New Bussa, Lokoja, Jebba who fetched, cooked and washed from the river did
not know that the river exists before Mungo Park came.
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