Shebshi Mountains

Shebshi Mountains

▪ mountains, Nigeria
      mountain range in eastern Nigeria, extending approximately 100 miles (160 km) in a north-south direction between the Benue and Taraba rivers. Its Dimlang (Vogel) Peak is one of the highest points—with an elevation of 6,699 feet (2,042 metres)—in Nigeria, rising above the central highland area. Numerous tributaries of the Benue River, including the Kam, Fan, Sonko, Belwa, and Ini rivers, rise on the range's wooded upper slopes.

      Set in an isolated and sparsely populated savanna area, the mountains are inhabited mainly by subsistence farmers of the Chamba, Daka (Dakka), Mumuye, and Kam groups, who mostly practice traditional indigenous religions. Sorghum and millet are the staple crops grown on the mountains' slopes, and goats and poultry are raised.

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