Tiv

(redirected from TIVS)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Acronyms.

Tiv

 

(also Munshi), a people inhabiting a sizable area along both banks of the Benue River in central Nigeria. The Tiv number approximately 2 million (1975, estimate), with 95 percent living in the states of Benue and Plateau. Their language belongs to the Eastern Bantoid group. In addition to traditional religious beliefs such as ancestor worship and various nature cults, the Tiv practice Islam and Christianity. Their primary occupation is agriculture, the chief crops being yams, millet, sorghum, sweet potatoes, cotton, rice, and soybeans. There is growing seasonal migration, and an increasing number of Tiv are working for wages.

References in periodicals archive ?
A case-series study was conducted with patients, admitted to PRTH from 2009 through 2013, who had sustained vascular injuries and who, it was felt at the time, might benefit from the insertion of a TIVS prior to the commencement of definitive repair.
Thirty-five patients were treated with a TIVS during the 10-year study period.
To investigate whether use of TIV in Manitoba was associated with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection during the first wave of the pandemic, we conducted a population-based case-control study using data from Cadham Provincial Laboratory (CPL) and the Manitoba Immunization Monitoring System.
Among children, TIV has moderate efficacy in young children and good efficacy in older children.
Also speaking, the host, HRH, Shuluwa said that Tiv people do not have any issue with the Fulani, stressing that those attacking and killing the Tiv people were not Fulani of Nigeria origin.
Calling on the Federal Government to facilitate the process for Tiv people to return to their homes and begin this year farming.
While some claim he is an Hausa man, others say he is a Tiv man from Nasarawa State.
A former minister, Professor Iyorwuese Hagher on Saturday sought blessing from his monarch, the Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse to contest the 2019 Presidential election.
Tracing the origin of the Tiv, Bello said the progenitor of Tivs hailed from Katsina State and had married a Junkun woman who gave birth to those who are today referred to as the Tiv people.
The Tivs are experts when it comes to weaving and associated crafts.
Community sources claimed that the attack which took the life of the woman, was retaliatory after a Fulani man was murdered in Oke Ako, recently allegedly by Tivs.