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BAIKIE, William Balfour, MDRN, FRGS, FBS, FSA(Scot) (African Explorer)

Born in Kirkwall, Orkney, (1824-1864), he was a Scottish explorer, naturalist and philologist. He founded from scratch the town of Lokoja which eventually became a capital of northern Nigeria. Today, in the Igbo language the name for white-man is “beke” and Britain is called “ala Beke”, (Baikie’s home) both corruptions of his name.

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