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Yam is the staple food of ndi Umunumo and the food of choice for ceremonial occasions such as the New Yam Festival - Iri Ji.
Umunumo is a name of an Igbo person who lived in a town called Abaa. He had two wives. The first wife gave birth to five sons - Ofeke, Agbaja, Osha, Ogwara and Shima and this Clan occupy the Afor side of Umunumo. After the birth of Shima, she stopped procreation and Numo married his second wife. This second wife gave birth to five sons that now occupy the Nkwo side of .......Click here to continue
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n most African countries, names usually have meanings attached to something or God. Among the Igbos of Nigeria, God is always associated with the majority of names. The symbol "CHI" is short for Chukwu which means GOD. The names sometimes are too long, and some people tend to shorten them for various reasons. For example, the name Uchechukwu is shortened to Uche. Ikechukwu to simply Ike etc. The meanings of these two names are on the next page. Some names can have two or three meanings depending on the interpretation, and sometimes a name can be used for both male and female. In some cases, a name with the same meaning is spelled and pronounced differently depending on the people's dialect. The names we have here can be used as first or middle name. Click here to see boys OR here for girls.
(By Mrs. Akwaugo Duru - akwaugo@umunumo.com)
It is the Igbo's believe that Oji does not speak or hear English, hence the dictum "Oji anaghi anu bekee".

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Women processing cassava tubers into Garri, Fufu-Akpu, cassava cake and cassava chips for cassava salad

 

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