Origin Of Clans In Ebiraland

Clans in Ebiraland
Clans in Ebiraland

Clans In Ebiraland: About 1680 AD, Ebira People (along with the Idoma and Igala) migrated out of Wukari, a chieftaincy dispute started, the Ebira later split into various groups and settled in different locations between 1680 and 1750 AD.

The Ebira Tao first sojourned with the Igalas at Idah but later crossed the River Niger and settled at Ebira Opete located the vicinity of Upake in Ajaokuta LGA.

The ‘father’ of the Ebira Tao who led them to this premier settlement in Ebiraland was Itaazi. Itaazi had five (5) sons and one (1) daughter, five sons all later migrated from Ebira Opete and the six children were the founders of the various districts in Ebiraland.

Itaazi (Adayi Ebira) Children And The District They Founded in Ebiraland.

  1. Adaviruku/Ohizi (Adavi)
  2. Ododo (Okehi)
  3. Obaji (Eyika),
  4. Uga (Okengwe)
  5. Ochuga/Onotu (Ihima)
  6. Ohunene (Eganyi)

Members of the various clans in Ebiraland are descendants of the children of Itaazi.

Ohizi Children

Ohizi had five children who are progenitors of the five traditional Adavi clans named after them.

  1. Upopo-uvete (Apasi),
  2. Uka
  3. Idu (Aniku),
  4. Adeyika and
  5. Uhwami.

Ododo Children

A migrant group from Eganyi known as Ezi-Onogu clan is also found in Adavi. The sons of Ododo are the ancestors of Okehi clans.

  1. Ododo Sons
  2. Okovi Oviri and
  3. Enwgukonyai

Obaji Children

Obaji the founder of Eika had ten children named below:

  1. Ohiaga
  2. Iyewe,
  3. Avassa
  4. Ehemi,
  5. Anchi,
  6. Epoto
  7. Egiri,
  8. Ubobo,
  9. Ogu and
  10. Eyire.

Uga of Okengwe Children

Uga of Okengwe: had two sons whose children constitute the present Okovi and Agada group of clans. Due to a sizable concentration of other Ebira clans in Okengwe district, they formed a socio-political coalition known as Ada-ehi. Ochuga had six children and their descendants make up the six clans in Ihima. These are!

  1. Emani,
  2. Oha/Idu,
  3. Ohueta,
  4. Ure,
  5. Ohongwa and
  6. Odumi.
  7. Akuta

The seventh clan is Akuta who migrated from Okengwe. Though Itaazi’s daughter named Ohunene was the founder of Eganyi, not all the clans there are descended from her.

Eganyi clans

  1. Ede
  2. Esugu
  3. Eheda
  4. Ogu
  5. Onoko
  6. Idu
  7. Anavapa and
  8. Ogodo.

The Aningere who are skilled craftsmen are found in all districts. They are, however, more concentrated in Okengwe and Adavi districts.

We have compiled a list of Clans in Ebiraland and Sub Clans List With Towns And Villages You Will Find Them Click Here To Read Click Here To Read

Yakubu Binuyaminuhttps://ebiraland.com/
Yakubu Binuyaminu is a Travel Blogger, Website and Mobile App Developer He is One OF The Founder Of Ebiraland Media. Whatsapp +2347033004080

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