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Her age is estimated by her great-great grandson, Mr. Avuefeyen, who says he knows how old she is because she told him she witnessed the birth of his grandfather. If the family’s claims are indeed true, Mama Efisho is not only Nigeria’s oldest woman alive, she is the oldest woman alive anywhere.
She resides in Isoko, countryside community in Delta State of Nigeria that was founded in the 18th century. According to health-related websites, Isoko’s main crop, the cassava root, may explain the woman’s long lifespan and continued heath.
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