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Published by Ohio University, Center for International Studies in Athens .
Written in English



  • Nigeria.


  • Efik (African people) -- History.,
  • Land settlement -- Nigeria.,
  • Ethnology -- Nigeria.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Kannan K. Nair.
SeriesPapers in international studies : Africa series ;, no. 26
LC ClassificationsDT1 .P33 no. 26, DT515.42 .P33 no. 26
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 35 p. :
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4855767M
LC Control Number75620111

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Efik, people inhabiting the lower Cross River in Cross River state, Nigeria. Their language is the main dialect and language of the Efik-Ibibio group of the Benue-Congo branch of Niger-Congo languages. It is widely spoken as a lingua franca throughout the Cross River region. The Efik, who are.   Although the actual origins of the Efik people seem to be unknown but traditional tales have it that they sojourned from Nubia through to Ghana and then Arochukwu in present-day South East Nigeria. The efik are an ethnic group located primarily in southern Nigeria, in the southern part of Cross River efik speak the efik language which is a Benue–Congo language of the Cross River oral histories tell of migration down the Cross River from Arochukwu to found numerous settlements in the Calabar and Creek Town area.   The Efik is an ethnic group primarily located in southeastern Nigeria, in the southern part of Cross River state. They make up a significant number of .

Ibibio, people of southeastern Nigeria, mainly in the Cross River state. They speak dialects of Efik-Ibibio, a language now grouped within the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Ibibio comprise the following major divisions: Efik, Northern (Enyong), Southern (Eket), Delta. THE ORIGIN. The Efik people, as hinted on by the early Scottish missionaries and early Efik balladists, came from the Orient. Our indefatigable historian the late Elder Chief Efiọñ Ukpọñ Aye Eyo Nsa in his book “The Efik People” 10, tried to demystify this “Orient” and pointed quite specifically and intelligently too to Nubia; one of the ancient outgrowths of Egypt peopled by the. (en) J. W. Lieber, Efik and Ibibio villages, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, , 69 p. (en) Kannan K. Nair, The origins and development of Efik settlements in Southeastern Nigeria, Ohio University, Center for International Studies, Athens, , 35 p. Benoît Reiss et Alexios Fjoyas, Aux origines du monde, Paris, Albin Michel, A bibliography of the Efik-Ibibio-speaking peoples of the Old Calabar Province of Nigeria, , co Old Calabar, ; the impact of the international economy upon a traditional society, by A. J. H. The origins and development of Efik settlements in Southeastern Nigeria / by Kannan K. Nair; Story of the Mission in Old Calabar.

page 44 note 20 Cited by Northrup, David, Trade without Rulers: Pre-Colonial Economic Development in Southeastern Nigeria (Oxford, ), page 44 note 21 See, for example, Barbot's discussion of assortments of goods for the Old Calabar market in the late seventeenth century: Barbot on Guinea, . THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF EFIK SETTLEMENTS IN SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA, Kannain K. Nair, x plus 36 pp., $, deals with one instance of ethnic pluralism in pre-colonial Africa. No. 27, MOUNTAIN WARRIORS: The Pre-Colonial Meru of Mount Kenya, by Jeffrey Fadiman, vii plus 75 pages, $, deals with pre-colonial traditions of warfare. Order from. WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE EFIK PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. The website shall address issues like origin of the people, their migration stories and why such migrations occurred; the transitory periods in different host communities and the founding of their settlements in present locations. The site shall shed light on the trado-religious. According to Nair (), in early history of Nigeria, the Efik people (people of old Calabar Kingdom) were often referred to as Efik Eburutu, "Ebrutu" being a local term that came into being as a result of the corruption of the word "Hebrew", and Ututu. Ututu being one of the early settlements of the Efik people in the coastal southeastern.