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Celebrate Oron Cultural Festival Day

Oron Nation is located by the coastal region of the gulf of guinea where the southern part of the republic of Cameroun is sharing a common boundary through the Atlantic ocean. Another place you need to visit is the most popular Ibaka where the Deep Sea Port is sighted.

The Oron tribe is the third largest tribe in Akwa-Ibom. The Oron people are found in Oron town and occupy five local government areas in Akwa-Ibom state. Although people of Oron understand Efik, they speak a dialect called Oron.

The Oron people occupy a fertile land and are are majorly into farming. Most of them practice Christianity, however, a few are traditionalists. Men from Oron tie wrappers on singlet and sometimes shirts while their women tie wrappers on blouses and cover their heads with head gears. Afang soup is a regular on the table of an average Oron indigene.

There are many tribes in Sub-Sahara Africa with ancient histories: Oron is one of them. According to history, the ancestors of the Oron people had occupied their present location in present day Akwa Ibom state even before 2370 BC. From that time till now, the Oron people have retained their dialect Language, Oro, which was originated by them and not borrowed elsewhere.

Although some historians would like to claim that these people migrated from Cameroun, it is not the case because neither the Bantus attire nor any other cultural equivalent anywhere portrays that of Oro language or names. None of Oro Nation, culture or names was derived from Bantu or any language elsewhere.

As a matter of fact, the only tribes with few similarities to Oron language are the Annang and Ibibio, hence, their proficient communication in Ibibio and Annang languages.

Culture

Culturally, the Oron people are unique; and of their various traditional activities, the Ekpe Society, which was shared with the Efiks and the SouthernIgbos as well as the Ibibios, is used as an authority.

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