Suggestive Similarities Between The Igbo And Oworo Peoples

The Igbo people have several language similarities with the Oworo people of Kogi State. They share several words in their vocabulary. For instance they share the same word for box (akpati) and corn (oka).

INterestingly, the Oworo people say that their progenitor came from a place called Aba. Curiously, their pronunciation of the place is the same withthe Igbo pronunciation for ABa, the city in Abia STate.

The Oworo people also have similar names with the Igbos. For instance the name Mokelu, which is an Igbo name (though, there are differences in tone).

It is very clear that the Oworo people of Kogi State, have deep historical links with the Igbo. They may even have a strong Igbo origin like the people of Opobo and Bonny in Rivers State.

Does anyone know more about these mysterious people, the Oworo? Please enlighten us in the comments.

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