Ekpeye People

Ekpeye People

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ekpeye is a language, a people, a culture and an ethnic kingdom in southeastern Nigeria. The Ekpeye are usually included as a subgroup of the Igbo people on linguistic and cultural grounds. They speak an Igboid language. Ekpeye people living in the Ahoada and Ogba-Egbema areas of Rivers State in Nigeria were a population of 80,000, that has increased 63% to approximately 130,000, according to the 2006 census estimates. The Ekpeye have long lived in the land bounded by River Orashi in the West and River Sombreiro in the East; starting out at the northern end from about 3000 BC. Archaeological work showed a steady and very consistent southward movement, resulting in about AD 1000 in a large settlement mainly at the central geographically elevated area now called Akoh and Egi. The rise and Expansion of the Benin Kingdom in the following centuries, forced Igbo-speaking but Benin culture-bearing populations down the Niger river into then Ekpeyeland. A socio-political crisis resulted.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135975293
  • 9786135975291