220px-mamadou_tandja_2005

Former Nigerian president, Mamadou Tandja, wearing a grand boubou, also called an agbada, a flowing wide-sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa. It is known by various names, depending on the ethnic group wearing them: agbada (Yoruba, Dagomba), babban riga (Hausa), mbubb (Wolof), k'sa or gandora (Tuareg), darra'a Maghrebi Arabic, grand boubou (in various Francophone West African countries) and the English term of gown.

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