The Nature of Pre-colonial Economic Activities of the People of Adamawa Emirate in the 19th century

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2023 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 10 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Mas’ud Bello, Chubado Umaru
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Mas’ud Bello, Chubado Umaru, "The Nature of Pre-colonial Economic Activities of the People of Adamawa Emirate in the 19th century," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 10,  no. 1, pp. 8-12, 2023. Crossref,


This study examines the nature of various economic activities of the Adamawa emirate during the pre-colonial period. It indicates that all African people prior to colonialism have involved in various forms of economic production in other to meet their basic necessities. Some of these activities range from agricultural activities, such as food crop production and handicraft activities, including weaving, pottery, blacksmithing, hunting, and dying, among others. Many studies have been carried out in the areas of the social and political history of the region, but not much on the economic aspects. The objective of this study is to look at the basic economic occupations of the people of Adamawa before the colonial era. Empirical approach analysis would be adopted in data collection through the use of primary and secondary sources. It also reveals the positive effects of the pre-colonial economy on the economic development of the people of Adamawa.


Economy, Agriculture, Crafts, Occupation, Production.


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