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Thursday, February 13, 2014

A child carried on its mothers back does not know the walk is long

A child carried on its mothers back does not know the walk is long is an African Proverb of the Ogbo People. The Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa and live mostly in densely populated southeastern Nigeria. 

Igbo culture places strong importance on families’ kinship systems, particularly the descent on father's side. Today many Igbo people are Christians however; some Igbo people practice traditional Igbo religious beliefs called Odinani. Odinani played a huge role in their everyday lives of the Igbo people.






A child carried on its mothers back does not know the walk is long - Igbo Proverb


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