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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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ichi Marks


Igbo youth with solar/lunar ichi marks. The marks are made to look like sun rays and also represent the moon. In Igbo the lines are called ogba ’farm furrows’. Early 20th century, Photo by MDW Jeffreys.

Location: ?Unsure?, Alaigbo | Date: ?Unsure?, Before 1920 | Credit: Jeffreys

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