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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.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, March 21, 1766

Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Co.), Williamsburg, March 21, 1766. COMMITTED to James City prison an Ibo Negro fellow about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, about 40 years old, has on a blue coat with metal buttons, a cotton waistcoat, a pair of buckskin breeches, has five gashes of his country mark on each cheek, and says that he was sold about 6 years ago by Col. Hunter, late of Hampton, to David Sallen, waterman. The owner may have him on proving his property, and paying charges, of WILLIAM LANE.
— William Lane

Location: Williamsburg, Virginia | Date: March 21, 1766 | Credit:

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