Studies in Urhobo Culture

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Urhobo Historical Society, 2005 - History - 768 pages
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This unique book is the product of pioneering research carried out by scholars native to the Urhobo culture and language. Unlike many of the other major ethnic cultures in Nigeria, which were studied by Western anthropologist in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Urhobo language and culture remained neglected. Studies in Urhobo Culture represents a comparatively new area of research, approached from an indigenous perspective. The result is a wide-ranging survey of Urhobo culture in Nigeria, offering diverse perspectives on topics such as: naming traditions and practices of the Urhobo; religious beliefs, values and movements; traditions of marriage; artistic productions, food and dress subcultures; and the geography of Urhoboland and agricultural practices. In-depth consideration is given to Urhobo traditional poetry and the intellectual aspects of Urhobo culture and language, within the wider complex of the Edoid languages and cultures. The contributors further situate the language question within the global context of language endangerment, arguing the Urhobo case is an example of how English and Pidgin are imperilling small and medium-sized languages in Africa, and weakening the hold of indigenous cultures on the younger generation.
  

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Contents

A Profile of Urhobo Culture
1
Urhobo Names and Their Meanings
52
Principles
67
Urhobo Ontology of Life and the Universe
122
Urhobo Traditional Religion
152
Urhobo Traditional Beliefs and Values
194
Dialogue between
227
Totemism in Orogun
279
The PoliticalEconomic Factor in Urhobo SongPoetry
469
A Selection of Poems with Urhobo Themes
493
Language Endangerment in Urhoboland
523
Urhobo Art of Divination and Its Esoteric Language
551
The Diviner
573
Omonoses Campaign for Human
596
Moon and Playtime
615
His Art and International Reputation
632

The Doctrine of Heredity
288
An Indigenous Charismatic Movement
300
Osanughegbe Religious Movement
372
Urhobo Traditional Marriage and Modern
396
Women
407
A Text for IsokoUrhobo Traditional Marriage
414
Urhobos Avwebo and Nigerias Amebo
436
Aspects of Urhobo Poetry
452
An Outline Geography of Urhoboland
683
Agriculture in Urhoboland
699
Albert O Aweto
717
Urhobo Traditional Calendar
740
Notes on Contributors
747
Index
755
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