The aroibibio wars were a series of conflicts between the aro people subgroup of the igbo and several ibibio groups in presentday southeastern nigeria from 1630 to 1720. History of arochukwu kingdom arochukwu page 1 of 1. Arochukwu, sometimes referred to as arochuku or arookigbo, pronounced aruchukwu is the. To educate people about the history of ancient kingdom arochukwu jump to. The long juju slave route of arochukwu is a sacred altar, a six foot gully that takes people to the temple and the waterfall in arochukwu long juju slave route, beg tourists to explore the shrine of ibini ukpabi and the cult monument of kamula as colonial britain began its assault on kingdoms around the river niger, the shrine brought these communities together as it became something. A history of fifty years of independence by martin meredith. The aro, host communities and continuities in intergroup. The aros, centred around arochukwu were able to manipulate their central oracle, ibn ukpabi long juju in such a way, that it became the judicial machinery in every igbo community. Ncert class 6 history books are provided in pdf form so that students can access it at anytime anywhere. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. It is composed of 19 villages with an overall leader called eze aro.
Home aro news online most beautiful girl in arochukwu. Ncert class 10 history books pdf download ncert books. Certificate examination wassce history paper 1, west. Arochukwu has been another neglected igbo chiefdom. This book is incisive, thought provoking and a compendium of thoroughly researched data on arochukwu history and civilization. Concerning there relationship or resemblance with ibibio, arochukwu has common boundary with cross river and akwa ibom, and in the acient days they had business ties with them. Abia brief history abia state in southeastern nigeria was created on 27th august, 1991 out of the old imo state. This incisive book series presents aro history as it is. On monday, 23rd december 2019, nirsal microfinance bank arochukwu will formally open for business. So, what exactly is arochukwu and what was the aro confederacy. Arochukwu, sometimes referred to as arochuku or arookigbo, pronounced aruchukwu is the third largest city in abia state after aba and umuahia in southeastern nigeria and homeland of the igbo subgroup, aro people. Great arochukwu movie is a project in view of the rich sociocultural inclination of th prestigious arochukwu kingdow. Ncert class 6 history books pdf download in english and hindi medium. Arochukwu was the headquarters of the aro, an igbo ibo subgroup that dominated.
The british claimed that they destroyed the temple complex and people believed that to be the case. Arochukwu, sometimes referred to as arochuku, or arookigbo, pronounced aruchukwu is the third largest city in abia state after aba and umuahia in southeastern nigeria and homeland of the igbo subgroup, aro people. Posted by coolfinesse december 7, 2015 december 10. Precolonial african historiography has been plagued by historical reconstructions which remain in the. The state lies approximately within latitudes 4 o40 oand 6 14n and longitudes 7o 10 and 8 e. After britain began to colonise the region, they waged an assault on the long juju network, but the shrine still contains relics of its past days.
Interestingly, the different narratives of the arochukwu history do agree in very. Arochukwu was the headquarters of the aro, an igbo ibo subgroup that dominated southeastern nigeria in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the long juju shrine of arochukwu finesse blog. Nigeria history, west african history, books barnes. History of nri kingdom, anambra state encyclopedia. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. In her book, a history of igbo people, isichei remarked that abiriba a wealthy. Ncert class 10 history books are provided in pdf form so that students can access it at anytime anywhere. This book is a history of local communities in southeastern nigeria since the late.
Such is the history of the ikeji festival which had thrived. History textbook west african senior school certificate. This was demonstrated by the socioeconomic and political exploits of our forebears in the 18th and 19th centuries when the kingdom was a mecca of sorts. Pdf honor s splendour download full pdf book download.
The aros, as other igbos, migrated from the middle east to their present location in then eastern nigeria. Integrating arochukwu into the regional chronological structure. The shrine was said to be so powerful that people from other lands brought their disputes before ibini ukpabi as it is called in the native tongue to seek justice over perceived crimes and wrong doings. Arochukwu, also spelled arochuku, town, abia state, southern nigeria. There are other books like aro land by nwangoro and akuko ala aro by ijomanta, but i really doubt that youll still find them around.
A long time ago, when west africa was broken into many different kingdoms, ibinu ukabi or the long juju shrine was used to judge the perpetrators of crimes. The slave trade and culture in the bight of biafra the slave trade and culture in the bight of biafra dissects and. Developments in igboland from the 1890s to the 1970s. Aro monarchy is one such aspect of aro history that compels serious study. The long juju shrine of arochukwu in nigeria my guide. Regarded as the most powerful shrine in nigeria by many, especially easterners or igbos, the long juju of arochukwu is a shrine that served as the dispensary of justice in ancient aro. The shrine is about a kilometre long and existed from the 17th century. Arochukwu nigeria britannica encyclopedia britannica. This shows that the calabar trade had just begun during this period. The kingdom of nri was a center of learning, religion, and commerce in precolonial west africa.
In her book, a history of igbo people, isichei remarked that abiriba. This book is dedicated to the memory of don ohadike. Class 10 ncert history books are created by the best professors who are experts in history and have good knowledge in the subject. Ncert class 10 history books pdf download in english and hindi medium. The arochukwu people, popularly known as the aro, are the most debated. You will find often west african manual workers, laborers and farm workers. Ncert class 6 history books pdf download ncert books. It acted like a court, mediating the society of the old kingdom.
The mandate of soldiers was to destroy the oracular shrine together with the oracle of ibin ukpabi in arochukwu, which was decidedly the source of aro imperial influence. Arochkwu long juju slave route cave temple complex. The aro, host communities and continuities in intergroup suspicion in the oguta area since pre colonial times uche uwaezuoke okonkwo department of history and international relations, ebonyi state university abakaliki, nigeria abstract the history of the igbo is incomplete without the aro. You cannot mention christopher columbus who discovered america, without a short history of the indians who owned the land. The aro arochukwu confederacy, was a political union. This textbook is aimed at west african students taking west african senior school. The precolonial and colonial nigerian history singles them as one indivisible ethnic clan which the imperialists could not subdue until an early 19011902 military invasion by the british colonialists. Arochukwu ancient historical background home facebook. Certificate examination wassce history paper 1, west africa and the wider.
Arochukwu is a small town located at the southern end of abia state in nigeria. It is authored by aro citizens themselves and draws attention to some of the salient issues and grey areas which are yet to be successfully resolved by researchers. There are several authoritative accounts of the history of arochukwu. The dual image of the aro in igbo development history encompass. The richest, largest and most authentic repository on arochukwu history, culture and civilization. Class 6 ncert history books are created by the best professors who are experts in history and have good knowledge in the subject. Many changes occurred as arochukwu expanded into 19 citystates due to the increasing population and aro colonies were forming throughout the area now known as southern nigeria. Okwu id provide a crash course in igbo nigerian african history starting with a look at arochukwu and the infamous ibini ukpabi oracle.
The aroibibio wars were a series of conflicts between the aro people subgroup of the igbo and several ibibio groups in present day southeastern nigeria from 1630 to 1720. Arochukwu, sometimes referred to as arochuku or arookigbo, pronounced aruchukwu is the third largest city in abia state after aba and umuahia in southeastern nigeria and homeland of the igbo subgroup, aro people it is composed of 19 villages with an overall leader called eze aro. Arochukwu history and culture edited by okoro ijoma. To get to arochukwu you will pass ohafia, ihechiowa, ututu then aro. It was the seat of the sacred chuku shrine, the source of a muchfeared oracle called long juju by the europeans that acted as a judge for the. Indeed, aro now has its own history, told by her people. This book is incisive, thought provoking and a compendium of thoroughly researched data on arochukwu history. It was the seat of the sacred chuku shrine, the source of a. Inside the cave temple complex of chukwu abiama and ibin ukpabi. The shrine was administered by a group of cultists, who were led by a chief priest. The aro of southeastern nigeria, 1650 1980 by onwuka dike and felicia ekejiuba. When visitors go to retrace the slave routes in arochukwu, located in nigeria, the aro people of arochukwu will usually take the visitors to the house museum of okoro oji in ujari to see the vestiges of slavery and the material culture of the slave trade.
The richest, largest and most authentic repository on arochukwu history, culture and. King leopolds ghost by adam hochschild, the fate of africa. The long juju shrine of arochukwu reflects the great, turbulent and deeply sad history of nigeria and the rest of west africa. These wars led to the foundation of the arochukwu kingdom. Arochukwu is a principal historic town in igboland. Aro history starts from ibibio migration to the present arochukwu area. The geographical area popularly known as and called arochukwu today is located within the cross river basin. Nri is an ancient igbo citystate in anambra state nigeria. Click download or read online button to get the secret splendour book now. This incisive book series presents aro history as it is, not as perceived by outsiders. Arochukwu are very gud people with rich cultural heritage. In the kingdom of arochukwu, those at trial would enter the temple complex, and wander through it, ready to face the judgment of chukwu god. The secret splendour download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi.19 1391 1646 1074 514 870 1337 893 1277 212 502 1209 1110 383 992 1330 237 1 1519 872 373 498 1472 1172 1079 869 470 816 1355 169 677