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  • THE IDOMA AND TIV
    ECONOMIC HISTORY,  POLITICAL HISTORY

    THE IDOMA AND TIV

    The Origin of the Idoma The Idoma are located in the Niger-Benue confluence. The Idoma ethnic group. comprises the Igede, Agatu and other ethnic groups around the Niger-Benue confluence. This is the area of Nok culture which is characterised by ironworks and terracotta works. The Idoma are close neighbours of the Tiv.   Socio-political organisation of the Idoma Though the Idoma were united by language, they were not united into a single political state. In each land or clan, there was a hierarchy of elders who selected and advised the head chief. In a few places, state organisations emerged, extending beyond single clans.   Tiv Political structure/institutions of the Tiv…

  • SOCIO-POLITICAL ORGANISATION OF THE IDOMA
    POLITICAL HISTORY

    SOCIO-POLITICAL ORGANISATION OF THE IDOMA

    The Idoma, are one of the ethnic groups in Nigeria. They are traditionally known to be hunters. The Idoma are found mostly in the western part of Benue State. However, there are other Idoma groups found in Cross-River, Enugu and Nassarawa states. They are neighbours with the Tiv, Jukun, Igede, Igala and Igbo people. Even though it is difficult to trace the origin of the Idoma people, a very popular story about the origin indicates that they originated from a man called Iduh (father of Idoma) who had seven children. The Idoma people developed Idoma language and history from him. The story further suggests that they share a common ancestor…

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