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                                                Ibeku Status grouping
 

THE SOCIAL STATUS  as in IBEKU
 

Ibeku like every other Igbo group, as an organization  with culture and heritage ,has well defined social structures. These structures were in places before the recent advent of christianity. These classifications are never over estimated in values and they apply to both men and women.  These classifications are different from recent accomodations given to  people for mainly ceremonials.
             Ikoro   Nwafor  Nkwa Umuaka Umuak-ibeku   
 

Each social category is  highly differentiated. The Ibeku / Igbo recognize and respect social distinctions among members of each status category of  kinship, residence, wealth, association and bondage depending on their political, economic, and religious achievements. A look at the  structure is as follows:
 

  
 


 


The Kinship in Ibekuland

1] Opara

2] Ada

3] Umunne

4] Umunna

5] Ikwunne /Ibenne /Umune
 

Political Structure

1] Eze

2] Amala

3] Uke / Ebiri
 

4] Obi

5] Ndichie / Ndiokeyi

 Residence

1]  Ama Ala / Eze Ala
 

2] Nwafor/ Nwa-amala

 3] Nwa Ndiam :[ Children of an
       Ibeku daughter.]
 4] Obia / Obiayi  [ tenant]
 

Wealth

1] Aku  na Uba /
         Onye bara aba
 

2] Ogbuenye / Nwa  Mbeyi
 

Associations

1] Okonko

2] Nze

3] Dibia

5] Eze ji

6] Agu
 


 


STATUS OF BONDAGE

Ritual

1]  No rituals in Ibeku
 

Status Rank

1] Ohu 
 


 


 






 





 

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