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Book Project By: Sari Kroschel. Things Fall Apart. Nigerian culture. Location. Well Nigeria is basically broken down into 3 ethnic groups, the Yorubas, Hausas, and the Ibos. . Language . Derived from a group of languages found in West Africa, or the Kwa languages

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location
Location

Well Nigeria is basically broken down into 3 ethnic groups, the Yorubas, Hausas, and the Ibos.

language
Language
  • Derived from a group of languages found in West Africa, or the Kwa languages
  • Based on a lot of pitch, vocal inflections and context
  • A single word could have numerous meanings depending on these factors
  • Idioms and proverbs play and important part in their language
government in tribes
Government in tribes
  • No single ruler
  • Almost everyone is involved in the decision process
  • Different groups are a council of chiefs, the elders of the tribe, women’s association, and secret societies.
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Gods
  • Worship many gods
  • 3 levels of gods
    • Highest lever is the supreme ruler or “Chukwu”
    • Middle lever are the lesser gods call “Umuagbara”
    • Lowest lever of gods are the “Ndi Ichie”, or spirits of dead people
  • Also believe in reincarnation.
  • Each village has priest or priestess to help decipher what the gods said though conducting ceremonies and rituals
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Yams 
  • The yam festival is held in present day Nigeria and was also mentioned in the book
  • Beginning of August at the end of the rainy season when there is a lot of yams to eat
  • People offer yams to gods and dead relatives before eating
housing
Housing
  • Mud and thatched roofs with bare floors and carved doors
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http://www.gateway-africa.com/tribe/igbo_tribe.html

  • http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/ibo.htm
  • http://culture.chiamaka.com/igbopeoplesoc.html
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