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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Examples of Colonalial Names and Original names

Names of Some Communities Renamed by British after the invasion of the great Benin Kingdom.

 1: Owerri - Original Name: Owe Ere

 2: Orlụ - Original name: Ọlụ 

 3: Awkuzu - Original Name: Ọkụ Ụzọ Achagbunam

 4: Okigwe - Original name: Oka Igwe

 5: Enugu - Original name: Enu Ugwu: It is a mountain town

 6: Okpaala -  Original Name: Ọkpụ Ala Ngwa

7: Port Harcourt- Original name: Igwe Ọcha

 8: Opobo - Original name: Igwe Nga

 9: Bonny - Original Name: Ubani

 10: Oyigbo- Original name: Obi Igbo

 11:Abakiliki- Original Name :Abakeleke
 
12: Mbaise - Original Name: Agbaaja, Ahiara, Ekwerazụ, Oke Ovoro and Ezinihite They are Five independent villages but the white man force them to answer Mbaise as one village , The Mbaise people have a different culture that they believe in.

 13: Asaba - Original Name: Ahaba 

 14: Onitsha - Original Name: Onicha

 15: Ibusa - Original  Name: Igbo Ụzọ

 16: Ogwashi Original name: Ọgwa Ahi. They are from  Nri 

17:Awka - Oka
18: Awkunanaw - Okunnano,
19 Amawbia- Amaobia, 

 20: Umuahia- Ọma ahịa
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