a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc...
woman; also used as a man who has no title
Is thought of the mother of all things, similar to 'Mother Nature' in other culture. "Earth Goddess."
satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends
not easily depressed; cheerful
the dried, hollowed-out shell of a gourd, used as a container or utensil
a great misfortune or disaster
immature or inexperienced
a certain order, system, or arrangement; administration or management
great energy, force, or power; vigor
(of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy
A man without a title
masqueraders who dress like one of the ancestral spirits of the village.
drum made from wood
a type of bird
understood by only a select few who have special knowledge or interest
caught sight of
proper under the circumstances
teeth of an old woman
any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion
village green; village meeting area
without force or effectiveness
in an initial stage
worshiping an idol
stone that links the ogbanje and the spirit world. if it is destroyed then the child cannot die.
beads that would hang off of the waist of women
single prominent passion in life
depraved, villainous, or base
religious offense; earth's taboo
very small bird
The living quarters for the head of a polygamist or polyandrist family
evil spirit that plagues families on purpose; changeling.
An Ibo instrument which is a large metal bell
to exclude from society, friendship, conversation, priveleges, etc...
one of the four market days during the week
a long parley, especially one between primitive natives and European traders, explorers, colonial officials, etc...
an alcoholic drink mad from the sap of palm trees, is also called "kallu" or "toddy"
form of potassium nitrate that occurs naturally, used in the manufacture of fireworks, gunpowder, etc...
to bring under mental or emotional control, as by persuasion or intimidation; render submissive
violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
drum made from pottery
paint used to decorate women's skin
family gathering of daughters/ females return to home village
part of a wedding ceremony when the dowry has been paid
an act of bidding farewell