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Title:The 'conquest hypothesis' in Igbo-Igala relations: a re-examination
Author:Oguagha, P.A.
Year:1982
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology
Volume:12
Pages:55-61
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:ethnic relations
Igbo
Igala
oral traditions
Abstract:Oral traditions from the Igala country and Igboland, Nigeria, seem to suggest that at certain periods in the history of their relationships there were conflicts. These traditions speak of raids from the Igala country and earthworks and ditches which were associated with such confrontations. The author highlights the oral traditions which have been recorded in several towns in the region (Ogurugu, Idah, Aguleri, Umuleri, Nsukka), and elicits relevant historical information from these accounts regarding the causes, the timing, and the consequences arising from Igala-Igbo conflicts. Finally, suggestions are made as to how archaeology and ethnography can contribute to a better understanding of Igbo-Igala relationships. Bibliogr., sum.
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