This appeared to be the first documented records where Igbo and some other languages in Southern Nigeria like Efik
, Kalabari, Ibibio, etc were made.
Still, suggesting that Maria belonged to a specific kingdom/state or that she was a speaker of Ijaw, Igbo, Ibibio or Efik
is beyond the scope of this paper.
In Igbo land it is called "Ukazi" or "Ukasi" while Efik
call it afang.
For example, Yoruba is spoken in six states, Igbo in four states, Annang, Efik
and Ibibio in two states while Hausa is spoken across all the states in the North.
Located also within the region are the Efik
, Ibibio, Ijaw, and a number of smaller ethnic communities.
As Turner concentrated on the study of Ewe, Efik
, Ga, Twi, and Yoruba, he began to understand some of the unusual linguistic features he had observed in Gullah.
There is Maduka, Pa Akadike's son and Chioma's grandfather who is married to Adiaha, a woman of Efik
origin in Nigeria's South-South.
The predominantly Catholic Igbo are the largest ethnic group in the southeast, with the Efik
, Ibibio, and Ijaw comprising a substantial segment of the population in that area.
locally referred to as kwa kwa in Hausa, Aku oyibo in Ibo, Agbon in Yoruba and Isip oyon in Efik
, is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family).
Afemai, Agbassa, Annang, Anwain, Aro, Atyap, Aulliminden, Awori, Baggara, Bariba, Berom, Buduma, Chamba, Damakawa, Defaka, Ebira, Edda, Edo, Efik
, Egba, Eket, Ekoi, Ekpeye, Eleme, Emal, Esan, Etsakor, Fon, Gokana, Gwari, Hausa, Hausa-Fulani, Ibibio, Idoma, Igala, Igbo, Ijaw, Ikpide, Ikwerre, Isoko, Itsekiri, Jukun, Kanuri, Kilba.
Some masquerades represent spirits: the jab molasi or jabjab, based on the Efik
ekpo ancestor masquerades" (Eastman 404).
These conditions are, by definition of hardship, induced and philosophically explained in the Efik
adage: the hunchback that a smoked crayfish wears is not a congenital disorder but results from excessive heat condition of the grill.