Local Government Areas in Cross River State: Yakurr, Ogoja, Abi, Nigeria, Odukpani, Boki, Nigeria, Yala, Nigeria, Obanliku, Bekwarra, Akamkpa Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155628011

Published: May 5th 2010

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Local Government Areas in Cross River State: Yakurr, Ogoja, Abi, Nigeria, Odukpani, Boki, Nigeria, Yala, Nigeria, Obanliku, Bekwarra, Akamkpa  by  Books LLC

Local Government Areas in Cross River State: Yakurr, Ogoja, Abi, Nigeria, Odukpani, Boki, Nigeria, Yala, Nigeria, Obanliku, Bekwarra, Akamkpa by Books LLC
May 5th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 50 pages | ISBN: 9781155628011 | 4.13 Mb

Chapters: Yakurr, Ogoja, Abi, Nigeria, Odukpani, Boki, Nigeria, Yala, Nigeria, Obanliku, Bekwarra, Akamkpa, Obubra, Calabar Municipal, Ikom, Calabar South, Akpabuyo, Biase, Yakuur, Etung, Obudu, Ijegu. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 48. Not illustrated.MoreChapters: Yakurr, Ogoja, Abi, Nigeria, Odukpani, Boki, Nigeria, Yala, Nigeria, Obanliku, Bekwarra, Akamkpa, Obubra, Calabar Municipal, Ikom, Calabar South, Akpabuyo, Biase, Yakuur, Etung, Obudu, Ijegu.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 48. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Yakurr The Yakurr (also Yako and Yak) comprises five urban settlements in Nigeria. They were formally known as Umor, Ekoli, Ilomi, Nkoibolokom and Yakurr be Ibe. Due to linguistic problems encountered by the early European visitors, the settlements have come to be known by their mispronounced versions Ugep, Ekori, Idomi, Nko and Mkpani (Okoi-Uyouyo, 2002).

In the latter, it is a product of Yakpanikpani (Lok word for tricks), a name, which Enang (1980) says was given to them by the Ugep people after being tricked in a conflict. Location Yakurr lies between latitudes 50 401 and 60 101 north of the equator and longitudes 80 21 and 60 101 east of the Greenwich Meridian and 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Calabar the capital of Cross River State, Nigeria. They are found in the present day Yakurr Local Government Area and constitute the largest ethnic group in the State. The people share their northern and eastern boundaries with Assiga, Nyima and Agoi Clans of Yakurr Local Government Area, the southern boundary with Biase Local Government Area and the western boundary with Abi Local Government Area.

By 1935, before the national census became a matter of political intrigues, Yakurr had a population of 22,000 and 38,000 by 1953 Forde (1939, 1950, and 1964- Hansford et al. 1976- and Crabb 1969). The population of Yakurr based on the 1991 national census was rejected by the local and state government due to discrepancies. The 2006 census result by the Nigerian government is awaited to know the current population. Lok is the...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=722185



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