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Igbo names and spellings for various settlements
Abakaliki is Abankaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzö; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owere; Oyigbo is Obigbo... any more will be added.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Onicha bronze bell



A Bronze Bell from Onitsha Province, Nigeria.

SIR,—The bronze bell was seen and photographed by Mr. K. C. Murray in the Nsukka (Ibo) division of the Onitsha Province, Nigeria. According to information given to Mr. Murray by local blacksmiths, such bells are still being made. The general character of the workmanship appears to me to resemble that of the bronzes recently discovered at Igbo [Ukwu] in the Awka division of the Onitsha Province, and published in MAN, 1940, 1. G. I. JONES.


— Jones

Location: Onicha, Alaigbo | Date: 1940 | Credit: K. C. Murray

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