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Title:Religious and social significance of names among the Ibos of Nigeria
Author:Ukah, Livinus
Periodical:Bulletin of the International Committee on Urgent Anthropological and Ethnological Research
Geographic term:Nigeria
personal names
Abstract:This bird's eye view on Ibo names with regard to both their religious and sociological meanings attempts to explain that Ibo names serve different aims such as personal characteristics, spiritual and social attitudes, etc., through which the individual identifies himself wherever he goes. As Historical documents, the Ibo names have something to say about the circumstances of one's birth and parents' condition of life as they struggle in the world of competition. As religious documents they have something to say about God and how their hearers are connected to him as he answers their human needs. Notes.