[uh-bah, ah-buh]
Aba, city (1991 est. pop. 264,000), SE Nigeria. It is an important regional market, a road and rail hub, and a manufacturing center for cement, textiles, pharmaceuticals, processed palm oil, shoes, plastics, soap, and beer. Originally a small market town, Aba was developed by the British as an administrative center in the early 20th cent. In 1929, women in Aba rioted against Britain's arbitrary use of indigenous persons as rulers and against direct taxation.
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  • Aba (Dune), a type of robe in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert
  • Aba CM Enablement, an engineering configuration and data management tool
  • Abaya, a type of dress
  • A form of altazimuth instrument for astronomical or terrestrial use, invented by, and called after, Antoine d'Abbadie
  • A long, loose sleeveless outer garment of aba or of fine silk worn chiefly by Bedouin Arabs
  • A rough often striped fabric woven in the Near East from wool or from the hair of camels or goats

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