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ˈzɑr i əzari·a

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  1. Zarianoun

    a city in north central Nigeria; agricultural trading center


  1. Zaria

    Zaria is a metropolitan city in Nigeria which at the present time lies within four local government areas in Kaduna State; it is the capital city to the Zazzau Emirate Council, and one of the original seven Hausa city-states and a major city in the state. The local government areas that made up of the city of Zaria includes: Zaria Local Government, Sabon Gari Local Government, Giwa Local Government and Soba Local Government areas in Kaduna state, Nigeria. It contains Nigeria's largest university, Ahmadu Bello University, and various tertiary institutions including the Federal College of Education, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology, Nigeria Institute of Leather and Science Technology and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic. From the 2006 population census, Zaria was estimated to have 736,000 people. It is home to the Emir of Zazzau.


  1. zaria

    Zaria can refer to several different things depending on the context: 1) A city in Nigeria: Zaria is a major city in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, as well as being one of the oldest cities in Africa. 2) A female name: Zaria is also a common female first name. It may be derived from the name of the city in Nigeria, and it's also a twist on Sara or Zahra, meaning "blooming flower" or "princess" in Arabic. 3) In Slavic mythology: Zaria is a goddess of beauty, and is often associated with the morning. She was worshipped by Slavs hoping for a successful day. 4) An American company: Zaria is a company that provides women's fashion and accessories online.


  1. Zaria

    Zaria is a major city in Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria, as well as being a Local Government Area. Formerly known as Zazzau, it was one of the original seven Hausa city-states. The 2006 Census population was 408,198. The current Emir of Zazzau is Shehu Idris.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zaria in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zaria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Shehu Sani:

    Nigeria has not learned its lessons, this was how Boko Haram started, with the extra-judicial killing of their leader in 2009. What happened in Zaria was nothing but an act of brutality by the Nigerian military.

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