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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, July 28, 2011

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PROUD MAMY WATA WITH HER LONG RINGED "RAINBOW" NECK, AN ATTRIBUTEOF BEAUTY AMONG OWERRI IBO. IT IS NOT INCONSISTENT FOR THIS TRADITIONAL GODDESS TO WEAR A CHRISTIAN CROSS. IN THE MBARI TO ALA AT EGBELU OBUBE. ARTIST: NNAJI.


— Cole

Location:Egbelu Obube | Date: 1969 | Credit: Cole

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A FANCIFUL HIPPOPOTAMUS GLORIFIED WITH ABSTRACT PATTERNS REMINISCENT OF DESIGNS PAINTED ON WOMEN'S BODIES. IN THE MBARI TO AFO AT UMUAHIAGU. ARTIST: AKAKPORO.


— Herbert M. Cole

Location:Umuahiagu | Date: 1969 | Credit: Herbert M. Cole
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