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Abiriba

The People and Culture

Abia State, Nigeria
West Africa
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The Country of Nigeria encompasses 36 States

Capitol City :: Abuja, in Central Nigeria

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  • National Colors :: Green & White

  • Currency :: Naira

  • Climate :: 2 Seasons, Rainy & Dry

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Abiriba is a Beautiful Village

in Abia State, Nigeria.

Geographically, Nigeria is located in

West Africa, and Abia Sate is situated

in the Southeastern Region of Nigeria. 

 

Abiriba - Rich in Culture -

is fondly known as Little London … 

it’s structurally developed amidst vast

landscapes, with architecturally

beautiful structures.

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Comprised of 3 major clans,

Abiriba is ruled by a Paramount King; 

The Enachioken of Abiriba (center)

and two Kings of Lineage

Abiriba Dialect is a derivative of Igbo Language

Local Airports … Owerri & Port Harcourt (PHC)

Corn … National Food of the Amanta People

Nuts & ChinChin … typical snack/appetizer

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The People of Abiriba

are known as Traders

by Land [Inyimoka]

and Sea [Umon]

 

Families are defined by

Maternal Lineage,

with Patriarchal Leadership,

and Birth Order is

significant, encompassing

roles & expectations

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Abiriba People have an

Age-grade System - akin to US fraternity/sorority - however, the Age-grade is determined by birth, is a life-long cohort and includes males and females

The Age-grade teaches and emphasizes Service and Leadership, embodies Cultural Practices, and breathes Community, from early childhood through retirement, and beyond

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1st Rite of Passage

Ikpa Nnunnu

"To Kill a Bird"

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Mid-Age Passage

Igwa Mang

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Traditional Retirement

Ime Uche Ceremony

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Ahiii Onyiba!

Kebe madu!

Ahii Uba-ena!

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Onyiba Age-Grade

Igwa Mang

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Abiriba Dialect

affirmative/versatile response 

Kaa!

 How are you?

AbiribaIme’aghi?

Igbo … Kedu?

 

Good Morning … Ututu Oma

 

Good Evening/Night … Abali Oma

Please ... Biko

 

Water … Mini

 

OMG! … Chineke m ee

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Nigerian Music

Traditional Music

Dance, Dance, Dance

Flavour - Ashawo (Remix)
Davido - IF

Spiritual

Mercy Chinwo - Excess Luv

Luv

Flavour - Virtuous Woman