ABEOKUTA, a town of British West Africa in the Egba division of the Yoruba country, S.
Abeokuta lies in a beautiful and fertile country, the surface of which is broken by masses of grey granite.
Abeokuta, under the reforming zeal of its native rulers, was largely transformed during the early years of the 20th century.
Abeokuta is the headquarters of the Yoruba branch of the Church Missionary Society, and British and American missionaries have met with some success in their civilizing work.
It is officially known as the Abeokuta province of the Southern Nigeria protectorate.