The NKPORO Tribe; Origin and Meaning

NKPORO; Origin and Meaning

“NKPORO” means strength and warlike skills as that of a buffalo. So, what is the meaning of “NKPOLO”?

Putting the first narration into logical submission, we could say that “Nkpolo” is the same as “Nkporo”.

Accepting this logical trueness of “Nkpolo” being the same as “Nkporo” does not make the “Nkpolo” man an Arochukwu or an Ibibio man but historical facts has shown that the Yako people are descendants of Ibibio and we have studied the first classed relationship that exist amongst the Ibibio, Arochukwu, Yako, Igala, Mbaise, etc.

The truth is that looking at our histories, values, cultures and traditions carefully, you will know for sure that we are all descendants of one family or we all ancestrally hailed from one geographical region before the split or different paths to establish different kingdoms.

So, if you see an Mbaise man bearing name of Yako people, that isn’t a mistake, the name defines his ancestral root.

If the Yako man bears the name of the Arochukwu people, for instance ABAM, which happens to be a tribe that aided Diobu alongside with Ohofia and Abiriba to defeat the Ibibio-Efik people in Ibom…it is not a mistake.

Names define our roots! It is like a son who has been so alienated that he detest the ancestral system of his land but still has the SURNAME in all his certificates and even bears and accepts it, if he is addressed by it.

If you don’t respect your ancestral system, then, STOP USING THE SURNAME.

We are all one people!

It might be true that the people of “Nkpolo” in Nko are not Arochukwu people but etymologically, the word “Nkpolo” does not have Yako root…it is an Ibibio-Efik word “NKPORO” which was spelt in the manner it is today and probably pronounced by the aliens or Eurocentric invaders that way.

The fact that we have accepted it that does not deny its trueness etymologically. NKPOLO is the same as NKPORO. NKPOLO also has the same meaning as NKPORO.

It would have been so easy and amazing to deal with this subject without stress if the originator of the idea of naming that region of NKO was to be alive and he never left any record or document to tell the future researchers the reasons behind the name.

Anyway, if he had done such, then, this vast research would have become a microscopic type. Today, we have exercised our brains on this topic because the originator never gave us records.

Today, with the careful study on this subject, we now know that NKPOLO IS THE SAME AS NKPORO.

Thank you for arriving at this point of study. You are a true African child with complete Africanness.

Afrotheologie will need your sincere criticisms.

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