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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by urahara(m): 4:23pm On Sep 23, 2018

My ethnic group is Pyem.
There are so many ethnic groups in not just Plateau alone. Southern Kaduna has more ethnic groups than Plateau. Taraba and Adamawa are just something else, both states have more than 120 ethnic groups combined.

The reason for this heavy heterogeneity is simple. DIVIDE AND RULE THEM.

Actually, most of these ethnic groups in Plateau and environs are very similar to each other in language, cultures etc, but they were heavily divided by the colonial administration and indirect rule, in order to ensure that no group is large enough to challenge Hausa domination of the entire northern region.

Take for instance, when the missionaries came, they wanted to use the Ngas language to evangelize the entire Plateau and environs cos they obviously saw how similar this language was to others around, but the British heavily rejected this and urged the missionaries to use Hausa language for evangelism. There was an Ngas bible before a Hausa bible.

The British and Sokoto sultanate very well knew that the missionaries would have united all Plateau people and environs with Ngas language, forming a very large christian ethnic group which would heavily rival Hausa-fulani domination of the northern region.

The missionaries agreed and used Hausa instead and this is why Hausa eventually became the lingua franca on the Plateau and environs.

Also, it was said that due to the highness of the Plateau, many ethnic groups from far and wide sought refuge there against fulani jihad, hence the reason for the heavy heterogeneity. This actually makes no sense to me, cos all the areas neighbouring Plateau are equally heavily heterogenous. Also, Southern Kaduna was never conquered by fulani jihad, yet they were not on the Plateau.

Bauchi state actually has more ethnic groups than Plateau state and were of similar ethnic stocks to Plateau people, only that unfortunately most of them accepted islam and today they have been Hausanized. Lost and lost forever.

I always thought you were tiv.

Your name sounds like a tiv name
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nobody: 1:17pm On Sep 24, 2018
Fake kings everywhere. It takes more than a village to make a kingdom.
Researching your history is very simple, your King doesn't reside in Uvwie. I will let you guess the rest.

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