Nupe


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Nupe

 

(self-designation, Nupesizi), a people living in Nigeria, mainly in the Northeast and Kwara states. They number about 1 million (1972, estimate). The Nupe language is one of the Kwa languages. Their religion is Islam, with partial preservation of traditional beliefs and cults. The Gbari and Igbira are close to the Nupe in culture and language. In the Middle Ages the Nupe founded a state that existed until the early 19th century. The main occupation of the Nupe is farming. Various crafts have long been developed.

REFERENCES

Ismagilova, R. N. Narody Nigerii. Moscow, 1963.
Nadel, S. F. A Black Byzantium: The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria. London [1961].
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Aduku was a horse trader from Nupe in the defunct Sokoto Caliphate who first visited Amufie, one of the thirty-three villages of Enugu Ezike around 1909.
On 1 December 1956 he started at NUPE as the first and only non-clerical employee of the union.
Table 1: Ethnodietary survey of Moringa oleifera in Bida metropolis Ethnic No Percentage group Respondent (%) Nupe 26 65 Hausa 6 15 Yoruba 4 10 Kakanda 2 5 Jaba 1 2.
It was not surprising, according to Rufai, that Ebiraland was not Islamised at the same pace as the Nupe and Yorubaland, two neighbouring areas that were Islamized since the early 19th century.
The same issue prominently reported a NUPE divisional officer as saying: 'The feeling of our membership is so strong that unless society is prepared to pay for the service, the members are not prepared to provide it.
Main ethnic languages used in network news: Angas, Edo, Efik/Ibibio, Fulfude, Kanuri, Ebira/ Igala, Idoma, Ijo, Nupe, Tiv, etc.
Like Yoruba, Nupe has CV prefixing gerundive reduplication in which the vowel is [+high] (Smith 1969; Hyman 1970; Kawu 2002; Downing 2006: 227; among many others).
Among the pre-Fulani Nupe in the Northern party of Nigeria the Nimwoye, sagi, wogbo were women rank holders who wielded much influence in the community.
Entre otros, fueron dominadas las tierras Nupe, Igala e Idah, estas ultimas pertenecientes hasta entonces a uno de los reinos yorubas, y el territorio de los Kano, de los fulani, otra de las etnias que habita Niger, aunque es mayoritaria en Nigeria.
43) Evangelists such as Gowon left a legacy of inculturation, for they considered themselves to be more Hausa than Ngas, Nupe, Jukun, Kataf, or Bujju.
His first job after graduation was as an ambulance driver, where he became the union representative for hospital porters and drivers in the public sector union NUPE.
Mr Brian Osborne, regional officer for NUPE said three members of his union were told to leave the hospital and will not be paid pounds 8 each for the part of the shift they did not work.