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Bini (Edo)
Region, Guinea Coast

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Bibliographic references
Paul Oliver, ed. Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. 3 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Entry no. 3.VII.4.d, p. 2036
References in other language: Paul Oliver, ed. Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. 3 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Entry no. 3.VII.4.d, p. 2036
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