October 12, 2018

The Original names of 35 Esan Clans

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The Original names of 35 Esan Clans

AMAHOR - Original name isAmaho


EGORO - The correct name is EGHOLO.


 EMU - The correct name is EMULU.


EBELLE - original name is EBENE


KEKHENLEN – Ekekhenlen is derived from two words, Eko meaning Camp and EKHENLEN meaning traders.



EKPOMA – Ekpoma


EKPON –Ekpon


EMU -
 The correct name is EMULU.


EGORO - The correct name is EGHOLO.


EWATTO - 
The correct name is EBHOATO.


EWOHIMI - The correct name is EBHOIKIMI from the original name ORIKIMI


EWOSSA - The correct name is EBHOSA


EWU -
 
The correct name is EILU


IRRUA -
 
The correct name is URUWA


IDOA-  Idoa.


IGUEBEN - 
IGUEBEN correctly came from two words. IGUE which is a Bini word for CAMP or village, and EBEN which was the name of the builder of the camp.


OHORDUA - The correct name is OKHUODUA from Okhuele - Odua.


OKALO - Okalo


OKHUESAN-
 
The correct name is OKHUELE-ESAN, a name which has overemphasized the connection there is between Okhuele-Odua (Okhuodua) and Okhuesan.


OGWA 
- Ogwa


OPOJI 
The correct name is UKPOZI.


UBIAJA- The correct name is UBIAZA.


ORIA – It is said after the Idah War of 1516 on the way back, the Oba of Benin PURIFIED his body with some slaves just as it is customarily done in Esanland by women using a few days old chicken. From this the name ORIA is said to have come. (RIA EGBE - A means to cleanse the body).


UDO – Udo


UGBEGUN - 
The over-all name of Ugbegun came from their first real Onojie called UGBEGUN, who went along with the rest of Esan leaders round about 1463 to answer Oba Ewuare the Selfish's call.

OROWA – the original name is Uruwa


UGBOHA - The correct name is OWOHA


UGUN- Ugun


UJIOGBA – UJIOGBA


UKHUN- Ukhun


URHOHI- The correct name is UROI


UROMI-
 
The correct name is URONMUN.


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