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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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Okorosie or Okoroshi masquerade


An Okorosie or Okoroshi masquerade of a female character called Nwanyire dancing in front of a group of spectators. The masquerader is wearing a white female face mask with a superstructure of a carved head on top with a pipe in her mouth. The masquerader is draped in cloths and holding a white feather.

— G. I. Jones

Location: ?Unknown?, Alaigbo | Date: 1930s | Credit: G. I. Jones

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