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Kakanda, a Negro people of Central Sudan, along the right bank of the Niger north of the Benue confluence. Being well armed with rifles, and owning many boats, the Kakandas control the trade of the Middle Niger. Before the establishment of the British Royal Niger Company, they dealt chiefly in slaves and ivory, which they bartered for firearms, salt, and manufactured goods. Their relations extended as far as the Hausa states of Yakoba and Kano, and they traded even with the merchants of Ghadames on the Tunis frontier. (Rohlfs.)