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Aro People
The ARO PEOPLE or AROS are an Igbo subgroup mixed with Akpa and Ibibio ancestry that originated from the Arochukwu
Arochukwu
kingdom in present-day Abia state
Abia state
, Nigeria
Nigeria
. The Aros can also be found in about 250 other settlements mostly in the Southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
and adjacent areas. The Aros today are classified as Eastern or Cross River Igbos because of their location, mixed origins, culture, and dialect. Their god, Ibini Ukpabi , was a key factor in establishing the Aro Confederacy as a regional power in the Niger Delta and Southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
during the 18th and 19th centuries
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Rivers State
RIVERS STATE, also known simply as RIVERS, is one of the 36 states of Nigeria
Nigeria
. According to census data released in 2006, the state has a population of 5,198,716, making it the sixth-most populous state in the country. Its capital and largest city, Port Harcourt
Port Harcourt
, is economically significant as the centre of Nigeria's oil industry. Rivers State
Rivers State
is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, to the North by Imo , Abia and Anambra
Anambra
States, to the East by Akwa Ibom State and to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states. It is home to many indigenous ethnic groups: Ikwerre , Ibani , Opobo, Eleme , Okrika
Okrika
, and Kalabari , Etche
Etche
, Ogba , Ogoni , Engenni , Obolo and others
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Abiriba
Abiriba is a town in Abia State , in southeastern Nigeria , traditionally an Igbo speaking region. ABIRIBA is pronounced and it is in Ohafia Local Government Area . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Government * 4 Succession to the throne of the Enachioken * 5 Social control * 6 The Big Achi Tree * 7 Cuisine * 8 Naming traditions * 9 Celebrities Of Abiriba Origin * 10 References HISTORYThe people who occupy the territory known as Abiriba descended from the Igbo and Efik people of Calabar . They migrated from the upper Cross River area centuries ago led by a Nnachi Oke, from whom the title "Enachioken" ("The Monarch") originates. Initially, they occupied a smaller territory which expanded when the Abiriba people routed the surrounding Nkporo people and took over their lands. The Abiriba people were war-like and quickly established themselves in the area
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Nation
A NATION is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity and/or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture . A nation is distinct from a people , and is more abstract, and more overtly political than an ethnic group . It is a cultural-political community that has become conscious of its autonomy, unity, and particular interests. Black\'s Law Dictionary defines a nation as: A people, or aggregation of men, existing in the form of an organized jural society, usually inhabiting a distinct portion of the earth, speaking the same language, using the same customs, possessing historic continuity, and distinguished from other like groups by their racial origin and characteristics, and generally, but not necessarily, living under the same government and sovereignty
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Nigeria
The FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA /naɪˈdʒɪəriə/ ( listen ), commonly referred to as NIGERIA, is a federal republic in West Africa , bordering Benin
Benin
in the west, Chad
Chad
and Cameroon
Cameroon
in the east, and Niger
Niger
in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory , where the capital , Abuja
Abuja
is located. Nigeria
Nigeria
is officially a democratic secular country . Modern-day Nigeria
Nigeria
has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914
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Cross River (Nigeria)
CROSS RIVER (native name: OYONO) is the main river in southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
and gives its name to Cross River
River
State . It originates in Cameroon
Cameroon
, where it takes the name of the Manyu River
River
. Although not long by African standards its catchment has high rainfall and it becomes very wide. Over its last 80 kilometres (50 mi) to the sea its flows through swampy rainforest with numerous creeks and forms an inland delta near its confluence with the Calabar River
River
, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) wide and 50 kilometres (31 mi) long between the cities of Oron on the west bank and Calabar , on the east bank, more than 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the open sea. The delta empties into a broad estuary which it shares with a few smaller rivers. At its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, the estuary is 24 kilometres (15 mi) wide
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Aro Ngwa
Aro Ngwa is an Igbo community in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area , in Abia State of Nigeria. It is a suburb of Aba , a commercial centre in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. REFERENCES This Nigeria -related article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Ebonyi State
EBONYI is a state in south-east Nigeria
Nigeria
. It is inhabited and populated primarily by the Igbo . Its capital and largest city is Abakaliki . Other major townships include Afikpo, Onueke, Edda, Onicha etc. It was one of the six states created in 1996 by the then federal military government. The State of Ebonyi was created from parts of both Enugu State
Enugu State
and Abia State
Abia State
; which were initially constituents of the old Anambra
Anambra
and Imo States respectively. It is home to four Higher institutions of learning: Ebonyi State
Ebonyi State
University, Abakaliki (EBSU) ; Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI); Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana ; College of Health Sciences, Ezzamgbo and Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu
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Ibom
IBOM is an old word used by the Efik / Ibibio / Annang / Oron / Eket people of Nigeria meaning the universe, the earth, or a community. Akwa Ibom State is one of the present two states created from the old Akwa Akpa kingdom, Cross River State being the sister state. AKWAAkwa also spelled Aqua, meaning THE GREAT ONE or THE ESSENTIAL ONE is believed to be the ancestor of the people of Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State . Kwa or Qua therefore means ESSENTIAL ONE or GREAT ONE. It is of no coincidence that their ancient Kingdom was originally known as Akwa Akpa . The words Akwa , Aqua , Kwa , Qua are common names for places, rivers, etc., etc., in both Akwa Ibom State and in Cross River State . Many have proposed that Cross River State should change its name to Akwa Akpa State . There is a town in Arochukwu , Abia state in Southeastern Nigeria called IBOM
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Afikpo
AFIKPO, also known as "Ehugbo", is a town and the second largest urban area in Ebonyi State , Nigeria . It is the headquarters of the Afikpo North Local Government Area . It is situated in the southern part of Ebonyi State and is bordered to the north by the town of Akpoha, to the south by Unwana, to the south west by Edda in Afikpo South LGA , to the east by the Cross River and to the west by Amasiri. Afikpo spans an area approximately 164 square kilometers in size. It is located on 6 degrees north latitude and 8 degrees east longitude. It occupies an area of about 64 square miles (164 km2). Afikpo is a hilly area despite occupying a region low in altitude, which rises 350 feet above sea level. It is a transitional area between open grassland and tropical forest and has an average annual rainfall of seventy-seven inches (198 cm.) It is also the country home of the late Eze (DR) Akanu Ibiam , who hailed from the village of Unwana. Dr
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European Ethnic Groups
The ETHNIC GROUPS IN EUROPE are the focus of European ethnology , the field of anthropology related to the various ethnic groups that reside in the nations of Europe
Europe
. According to German monograph Minderheitenrechte in Europa co-edited by Pan and Pfeil (2002) there are 87 distinct PEOPLES OF EUROPE, of which 33 form the majority population in at least one sovereign state, while the remaining 54 constitute ethnic minorities . The total number of national minority populations in Europe
Europe
is estimated at 105 million people, or 14% of 770 million Europeans. There is no precise or universally accepted definition of the terms "ethnic group" or "nationality"
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Enugu State
ENUGU, usually referred to as ENUGU STATE to distinguish it from the city of Enugu
Enugu
, is a state in southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
, created in 1991 from part of the old Anambra State
Anambra State
. Its capital and largest city is Enugu
Enugu
, from which the state derives its name. The principal cities in the state are Enugu
Enugu
, Ngwo , Agbani , and Awgu . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Politics * 3.1 Local Government Areas * 4 Economy * 4.1 Energy * 4.2 Education * 4.3 Medicine * 5 Demographics * 6 Religion * 7 References * 8 External links GEOGRAPHY Enugu
Enugu
State is one of the states in the eastern part of Nigeria
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Imo State
IMO is one of the 36 states of Nigeria
Nigeria
and lies in the South East of Nigeria. Owerri is its capital and largest city. Its other major cities are Orlu and Okigwe . Located in the south-eastern region of Nigeria
Nigeria
, it occupies the area between the lower River Niger
River Niger
and the upper and middle Imo River
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Anambra State
ANAMBRA is a state in southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
. Its name is an anglicized version of the original 'Oma Mbala', the native name of the Anambra River . The capital and seat of government is Awka . Onitsha is by far the largest urban area. The state's theme is "Light of the nation". CONTENTS * 1 Location * 2 Natural resources * 2.1 Oil and gas * 3 Urbanization and structural planning * 4 Culture and tourism * 5 Education * 6 Politics * 7 Cities and administrative divisions * 8 History * 8.1 Local government areas * 9 Notable people * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 Sources * 13 External links LOCATIONBoundaries are formed by Delta State to the west, Imo State
Imo State
and Rivers State to the south, Enugu State
Enugu State
to the east and Kogi State to the north
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Oguta
OGUTA is a town on the east bank of Oguta Lake in Imo State
Imo State
of southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
. It is made up of 27 villages. The Oguta
Oguta
people refer to themselves as Umu-Ameshi. It is the administrative seat for Oguta
Oguta
LGA . Oguta
Oguta
was one of the first territories used by the British to advance into the Igbo hinterland. As of 2012 Oguta's population was estimated at 20,096. The city of Oguta
Oguta
is divided into two townships, Oguta
Oguta
1 and Oguta
Oguta
2, separated by its popular lake with the Local Government HQ located at OGUTA 1. Njaba River
Njaba River
and Orashi River are major tributaries of the lake
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Uli (design)
URI (ULI) is the name given to the traditional designs drawn by the Igbo people of Nigeria . Uri drawings are strongly linear and do not have deep perspective; they do, however, balance positive and negative space. Designs are frequently asymmetrical , and are often painted spontaneously. Uri generally is not sacred, apart from those images painted on the walls of shrines and created in conjunction with some community rituals. The drawing of uri was once practiced throughout most of Igboland , although by 1970 it had lost much of its popularity, and was being kept alive by a handful of contemporary artists. It was usually practiced by women, who would decorate each other's bodies with dark dyes to prepare for village events, such as marriage , title taking, and funerals ; designs would sometimes be produced for the most important market days as well. Designs would last about a week. Most uri designs were named, and many differed among various Igbo regions
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