The Sayings of the Wise: Ibibio Proverbs and Idioms

The Sayings of the Wise: Ibibio Proverbs and Idioms

by Anietie Akpabio
     
 

This book contains a collection of meaningful and inspirational proverbs and idioms from the people of Ibibio. The Ibibio are a people of southeastern Nigeria. The Ibibio have lived in the Cross River area of modern day Nigeria for several hundred years, and while written information about them only exists in colonial records from the late 19th century on, oral… See more details below

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This book contains a collection of meaningful and inspirational proverbs and idioms from the people of Ibibio. The Ibibio are a people of southeastern Nigeria. The Ibibio have lived in the Cross River area of modern day Nigeria for several hundred years, and while written information about them only exists in colonial records from the late 19th century on, oral traditions have them in the region much earlier than this. "Ibio-ibio" means short or brief and doesn't have anything to do with height of the Ibibios. The name was given due to the ibibios brief way of doing things.

Ibibio proverbs express truths about life and they are based on experience and wisdom. They embody advice, warning, reproach, fate and rules of conduct towards elders, strangers, and relations.

Some Ibibio proverbs express philosophical thoughts.People often employ proverbs to give force and dignity to their statements They help people to convey their ideas briefly and vividly.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015853490
Publisher:
Balefire Publishing
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
60
File size:
4 MB

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