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Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by ifedubacorg: 7:54am On Jul 04, 2015
Historical Revisionism Aro Confederacy Is The Government Of Eastern Nigeria
Cultural assimilation is the process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group. The term is used to refer to both individuals and groups, and in the latter case it can refer to either immigrant diasporas or native residents that come to be culturally dominated by another society. Assimilation may involve either a quick or gradual change depending on circumstances of the group. Full assimilation occurs when new members of a society become indistinguishable from members of the other group. Whether or not it is desirable for an immigrant group to assimilate is often disputed by both members of the group and those of the dominant society.
Arochukwu is believed to have been the homeland of the Ibibio as they arrived in 300 AD from the Benue valley and founded early states like Obong Okon Ita and Ibom. Many years passed as Igbo immigrants came along and pressed into the Ibibio occupied territory and founded several states. The first Igbo group were the Ezeagwu group led by their leader Agwu Inobia. As Aro-Ibibio wars occurred, there was a stalemate. In reaction, the Eze Agwu clan invited a priest named Nnachi from the Edda clan of northeastern Igboland and another group from the east of the Cross River through Nnachi. These people were identified as the Akpa people. Akpa forces led by Osim and Akuma Nnubi, they helped the Igbo forces capture the rest of the area. This formed the alliance of 19 new and old states in the area known as the Arochukwu kingdom around 1650-1700. The first king (or Eze Aro) of a unified Arochukwu was Akuma but after his death, Nnachi son's Oke Nnachi took over and his descendants have the throne to this day.
By the mid-18th century, there were mass migrations of several Aro business families into the Igbo hinterland and adjacent areas. This migration, influence of their god Ibini Ukpabi through priests, and their military power backed up by alliances with several related neighboring Igbo and eastern Cross River militarized states (particularly Ohafia,Abam, Abiriba, Afikpo, Ekoi, etc.) quickly established the Aro Confederacy as a regional economic power. However, Aro economic hegemony was threatened by the penetration of Europeans, mainly British colonists in the wake of the 20th century. Tensions finally led to bloodshed and the Anglo-Aro War took place from 1901-1902. The Aro Confederacy stoutly resisted but were eventually defeated. This helped the British to occupy the rest of what is now known as Eastern Nigeria.
The city of Onitsha was founded by Igbo group from Arochukwu under the leadership of Eze Chima. People of Arochukwu founded many other communities both within and outside Igboland.
Arochukwu played a significant role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade of the 1600-1800 AD. The Aro confederacy (Aro slave traders) scattered throughout the hinterlands of the Igbo nation, in coalition with several Igbo tribal leaders orchestrated the sale of over 4 million Igbo sons and daughters during the transatlantic slave trade. Many Igbo slaves who were shipped from the slave outposts in Calabar and Bonny to Europe and the Americas, were first assembled in Arochukwu,and then transported to Calabar or Bonny via the Aro Blue River which pours into the Atlantic ocean. Most Igbo slaves were shipped to North Carolina and Virginia, in the United States. Igbo slaves were also shipped to the Caribbean Islands of Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba.


ARO CONFEDERACY
Capital Arochukwu
Languages
Igbo Ibibio Ekoi
Ijaw Urhobo Isoko Itsekiri and others
Government Constitutional monarchy
President Eze Aro
Historical era Early modern
- Established 1690
- Disestablished 1902
Currency
Manillas
Cowry shells
Slaves
So The Arochukwu empire is made up of the Igbos, Ibibio Ekoi Ijaw Urhobo Isoko Iteskiri and others . The Former Eastern Region are one people united under one monarchy before the coming of the British Empires and the formation of Nigeria in 1914

http://ifedubatochukwu./2015/07/historical-revisionism-aro-confederacy.html

Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by Nobody: 7:56am On Jul 04, 2015
Supremo!
Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by Lordave: 8:14am On Jul 04, 2015
I can trace my lineage to this people. Nwa Mazi in the making.

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Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by Nobody: 8:31am On Jul 04, 2015
A-MAZI-NG yo-robbers plz dnt invade this thread but i kinda doubt it to be honest
Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by Nobody: 8:31am On Jul 04, 2015
A-MAZI-NG yo-robbers plz dnt invade this thread but i kinda doubt it to be honest
Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by Nobody: 8:36am On Jul 04, 2015
A-MAZI-NG yo-robbers plz dnt invade this thread but i kinda doubt it to be honest
Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by Nobody: 8:37am On Jul 04, 2015
A-MAZI-NG yo-robbers plz dnt invade this thread but i kinda doubt it to be honest
Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by 1bunne4lif(m): 8:40am On Jul 04, 2015
Interesting write-up
Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by BLOTRS: 9:18am On Jul 04, 2015
nice research...most ibibios don't know our history and bond with them is deep rooted.
Re: Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by kettykings: 9:36am On Jul 04, 2015
There is no alliance in nigeria that can stop igbo, ibibio and ijaw alliance except themselves

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