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Title:The marriage system of the Weppa-Wano (Midwestern Nigeria)
Author:Imoagene, S.O.
Year:1970
Periodical:African Studies
Volume:29
Issue:3
Pages:207-218
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Weppa-Wano
customary law
family law
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00020187008707332
Abstract:The Weppa-Wano inhabit the north-eastern portion of Etsakor district in the Benin province of midwestern Nigeria. This paper describes the marriage system of the Weppa-Wano. A brief sketch of the research setting is followed by a descriptive account of the types of marriages found, viz. amoya and isomi. After discussing the structural implications of these marriage types, the paper concludes with a table intended to show the impact of social change for the system. Bibl., notes, tables, diagrams.
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