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Igbo Culture Essay

  • Submitted by: plyson
  • on February 22, 2011
  • Category: History
  • Length: 412 words

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Igbo Culture After Colonization |
History     The Ibo people, there are in southeast Africa as well as other parts of the world such as the United Kingdom and the United States, In Nigeria alone there are over 30 million people.       Igbo is also the name of their language. The Igbo people are the most diverse of African groups. During 1967 thru 1970, the Igbo people were at war with the Nigeran-Biafan War |
Religion     The Igbo people religion consist of old traditions and new ones. The old traditions contain of worshiping old ancestors, gods, and future leaders. Now after the colonization the Igbo people worship Christianity and Catholic. Some Igbo people still worship as they have 100 of years ago. |
Rituals     The performance of the Igbo ritual is hereby conferred on the eldest person of any family or the head of one's particular Ozo lineage.     Any person who contravenes the provisions hereunder stipulated shall upon proof thereof pay a penalty of #500.00 (Five hundred Naira) to the Oracle Improvement Union. |
Gender Roles           The colonial masters focused on the men farmers and thus encouraged the separation of economic roles of men and women. A number of the women cloth weavers and crafters lost out and went out of business thus affecting the economic status of women and that of the families they were supporting financially. |
Government     Britain began to divest more power into the regional governments.   The regional governments tended to be drawn along ethnic lines. With this move to greater regional autonomy, the idea of a unified Nigeria became to crumble. Regionally and ethnically based political parties sprang up as ethnic groups began to wrangle for political influence. |
Social Structure     In Igbo land, titles could be either assumed without any ceremony or fuss, or taken through elaborate feasting and fulfillment of other conditions. Hence Ningbo would often say that there are titles and there are titles whenever they wish to...

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