World English Dictionary
Lagos (ˈleɪɡɒs)
1.  the former capital and chief port of Nigeria, on the Bight of Benin: first settled in the sixteenth century; a slave market until the nineteenth century; ceded to Britain (1861); university (1962). Pop: 11 135 000 (2005 est)
2.  a state of SW Nigeria. Capital: Ikeja. Pop: 9 013 534 (2006). Area: 3345 sq km (1292 sq miles)

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Cultural Dictionary
Lagos [(lah-gohs, lay-gos)]

Capital of Nigeria and largest city in the country, located in the southwest corner of Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean; Nigeria's economic center and chief port.

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