"Sanu! Sanu !" Top 5 Page for this destination Nigeria by high_d

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...nigerian memories...

Sanu is a greeting in Hausa (one of Nigeria's many dialects)...
I lived here when I was only eight years old, but I do remember the breathtaking landscapes, the mountains and hills plus really cool rock formations. The picture above was the view from a hill next to our house in Mayo Ine, Ngurore in what is now Adamawa State, Yola,Nigeria. (Thanks Dad for taking this shot and saving it for memories. ) I was extremely fortunate to have experienced life here at such a young age but I wish I remembered more. Hope one day I will visit here again ...

...a lil' bit of Nigerian Info...

Capital: Abuja
Largest City in Nigeria: Lagos
General Climate: varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
Nigerian currency: Naira
Phone country code: 234
Africa’s most populous country, composed of more than 250 ethnic groups
Primary Language: English
Other languages: Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani

Hausa words:

Sanu ~ Hello
Nagode ~ Thank you

Another view from Mayo Ine's hill...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:mountains, hills, awesome rock formation in Jos
  • In a nutshell:a part of my childhood I will always cherish
  • Last visit to Nigeria: Jul 1986
  • Intro Updated Jun 21, 2007
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  • yellowbell's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Oh, memories of our younger days. Some of my childhood pics were eaten by termites. Yikes! My cousin now works in Nigeria.

  • johncudw's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Are you an original Nigerian? Nice photos of there.

  • BorneoGrrl's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2007 at 12:07 PM

    Thanks for visiting my DC pages, it's not finished yet though. I'd wear the Hope Diamond, and all the other gigantic gems on display in the museum. Wow! My eyes popped when I saw them

  • matt10gonzalez's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 7:47 PM

    Wow...how was Nigeria Heidi! Was it like the Philippines? I wonder if my mom would love to go here...

  • shintarojon's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2007 at 9:40 PM

    diplomat ba si ama at napunta kayo sa nigeria? wow, kainggit naman! 600 to 700 dollars jal..pero since nasa tate ka, diba dumadaan muna ng japan bago dating sa pinas?? so siguro pwede ka na magsidetrip muna bago punta pinas...

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2006 at 11:03 AM

    Hi Heidi, you was really fortunate to have lived in Nigeria at such a young age and have your lovely memories.

  • btex's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2005 at 3:06 PM

    too bad that you didn't get a photo of that baboon eating the soap :)


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