Efik: Efik Mythology, Afe Annang, Efik Kingdom, Antera Duke Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157519591

Published: May 31st 2010

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22 pages


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Efik: Efik Mythology, Afe Annang, Efik Kingdom, Antera Duke  by  Books LLC

Efik: Efik Mythology, Afe Annang, Efik Kingdom, Antera Duke by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 22 pages | ISBN: 9781157519591 | 3.17 Mb

Chapters: Efik Mythology, Afe Annang, Efik Kingdom, Antera Duke. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Efik, English The Efik are an ethnic group located primarily in southeastern Nigeria. Efik is also the name of their language which is a variation of the Ibibio language. The Efik migrated down the Cross River from Cameroon in the 16th century and founded numerous settlements in the Calabar area in present-day Cross River State.

This area along with present-day Akwa Ibom State are usually referred to as Calabar, and Calabar people accordingly, after the old Calabar Kingdom. Calabar is not to be confused with Kalabari in the Rivers State which is to its west. Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State were formerly one of the original twelve states of Nigeria known as the Southeastern State.

Ethno-linguistic groups in Nigeria. Efik-Ibibio in burgundy at bottom.Although their economy was originally based on fishing, the area quickly developed into a major trading centre and remained so well into the early 1900s. Incoming European goods were traded for slaves, palm oil and other palm products. The Efik kings collected a trading tax called comey from docking ships until the British replaced it with comey subsidies.

The Efik were the middle men between the white traders on the coast and the inland tribes of the Cross River and Calabar district. Christian missions were at work among the Efiks beginning in the middle of the 19th century. Even by 1900, many of the native peoples were well educated in European ideologies and culture, professed Christianity and dressed in European fashion. The Efik are related to the Annang, Ibibio, Oron, Uruan, Eket and Ikom people by common ancestors.

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