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Abuja OIPedia is an extensive cultural repository for the Original Inhabitants of Abuja; here you can search and find diverse things about Abuja’s nine (9) indigenous tribes.
Content is produced in partnership with interested parties, and submissions from independent parties are also welcomed and posted after reviews for quality and credibility.

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The Abuja OIPedia is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free multilingual content, and to hosting the full content of Abuja Original Inhabitants for the public free of charge. Our role is to host some of the largest collaboratively edited reference Projects in the FCT-Abuja, which can be found here. However, we do not act only as a hosting service, we also do carry out researches and produce documentaries, sometimes independently nor in collaboration with others, and maintaining the infrastructure and organizational framework that allows our users to build the Abuja OIPedia by contributing and suggesting ‘revisions’ to content. Because of our unique role, there are a couple of things you should be aware of when considering our relationship to you, the Abuja OIPedia, and the other users:


  1. We do not take an editorial role: Because the Abuja OIPedia are collaboratively edited, most of the content that we host is provided by users like yourself, and we do not take an editorial role. This means that we generally do not monitor or edit the content of the platform, and we do not take any responsibility for this content. Similarly, we do not endorse any opinions expressed via our services, and we do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any submitted community content. Instead, we simply provide access to the content that your fellow users have contributed and edited.
  2. You are responsible for your own actions: You are legally responsible for your edits and contributions on Abuja OIPedia, so for your own protection you should exercise caution and avoid contributing any content that may result in criminal or civil liability under any applicable laws. For clarity, applicable law includes at least the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Although we may not agree with such actions, we warn editors and contributors that authorities may seek to apply other country laws to you, including local laws where you live or where you view or edit content. Abuja OIPedia generally cannot offer any protection, guarantee, immunity or indemnification.



Culture refers to the cumulative deposits of knowledge, experiences, beliefs, values, attitudes, hierarchical structures, religion, notions, roles, socio-spatial perspectives, concepts of the universe, material objects, and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of their livelihood from generation to generation. Invariably, culture comprises language, customs, values, norms, morals, rules, tools, and organizations.

It consists of the key elements enumerated below:

  1. Symbols and Patterns
  2. Language
  3. Beliefs
  4. Folklores (Customs and Art)
  5. Heritage and Values


Culture is broadly categorized into two (2) basic components:

  1. Nonmaterial culture that includes the values, beliefs, symbols, and language of a group of people.
  2. Material culture which includes all the society’s expressive objects, such as folklores, its tools and technology, clothing, eating utensils, and means of transportation.

For the benefit of precedent, the following outline presents a general framework for contribution to this Abuja OIPedia.

1.0. Physical Environment

1.1.0. Location and Size

1.1.1 Population

1.1.2 Geology

1.1.3 Topography and Drainage

1.2.0 Climate and Vegetation

1.2.1 Rainfall and Weather

1.2.2 Reliefs


2.0. Origin

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Mythology

2.3. Spatial Dispersion

2.4. FCT Original Inhabitants in Diaspora


3.0. Sociocultural Setting and Practices

3.1. Societal Structure

3.2 Titles

3.3 Names and Meanings

3.4 Folklores

3.4.1 Oral traditions, tales, proverbs, and jokes

3.4.2 Foods

3.4.3 Songs and Dances

3.4.4 Artifacts

3.4.5 Customary laws?

3.6 Succession and Inheritance


4.0. Belief systems and Practices

4.1. Concept and Conceptualization

4.2. Religious Practices



5.0 Authority and Administration structure

5.1 Justice

5.2 Traditional Hierarchical structures

5.3 Modern Governance


6.0. Education System and Development

6.1. Childhood and Home Training

6.2. Non/informal education

6.3. Formal Education

6.4. Lifelong Education


7.0. Land Administration and Management

7. 1 Ownership by Acquisition

7. 2 Ownership by Inheritance


8.0 Economy and Commerce

8.1 Basis of Economy

8.2 Agricultural Practices

8.3 Training and Skills Acquisition

8.4 Market and Marketing


9.0. Health and Medicine Practices

9.1 Trado-Medicinal Practices

9.2 Ailment detection and Treatment


10.0. Mysteries and Superstition

10.1. Mysteries and Superstition

10.2. Taboos


11.0. Prospects and Anticipations

11.1 Trends and Contemporary Practices

11.2 Future Expectancies




  1. Responsibility: You take responsibility for your edits (since we only host your content).
  2. Civility: You support a civil environment and do not harass other users.
  3. Lawful Behavior: You do not violate copyright or other laws.
  4. No Harm: You do not harm our technology infrastructure.
  5. Terms of Use and Policies: You adhere to the above Terms of Use and to the applicable community policies when you visit our sites or participate in our communities.
  6. Contributions: Contributors are encouraged to make their content as visual as possible, and also to provide material that would help with proving its credibility
  7. Language: Content may be developed in any language, but we encourage an English translation is sent alongside for our main audience



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  • Contact Details (Email, Phone Number and Address)
  • Content Title
  • Category and Framework
  • Table of content
  • Body of content
  • References
  • Media files 


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