Emuvwie R'Urhobo - National Association for the Advancement of Urhobo People ...

Emuvwie R'Urhobo - National Association for the Advancement of Urhobo People ...

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Welcome to our Home page!!!

This is the Official Website of Emuvwie R’Urhobo, a gender responsive, socio-cultural platform for the transformation and reorientation of the Urhobo Nation both at the National and Diaspora level.

Our Objectives

1. To explore the best and real time opportunities for the Urhobo Nation and her indigenes
2. To project Urhobo Nation at the frontline of national and international issues
3. To contribute towards the advancement and promotion of socio-cultural, economic and intellectual activities for the interest of Urhobo land
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Urhobo Major Cities and Town

Abraka, Agbarha-Otor, Agbarho, Aladja, Amuekpe, Effurun, Effurun-Otor, Ekpan, Eku, Emadadja, Evwreni, Ewu, Isiokoro, Jeddo, Jeremi, Jesse, Kiagbodo, Kokori, Ofone, Oghara, Ogharaefe, Okpara Inland, Okwagbe, Olomu, Orerokpe, Orogun, Otogor, Otor-Udu, Ovwian, Owahwa, Sapele, Ughelli, Urhowhorun, Uwheru, Warri

Quick Facts

Urhobo people are a people of southern Nigeria, specifically the northwestern Niger River delta. Urhobo is the major ethnic group in Delta State

Urhoboland is bounded by latitudes 6°and 5° ,15° north and longitudes 5°, 40° and 6° ,25° west, and by the following neighbors: Isoko to the southeast, Itsekiri to the west, Bini to the north, Ijaw to the south and Ukwani to the northeast.

Urhobo people  grow oil palms, and later rubber, as cash crops. Yams and cassava, as well as corn (maize) and peanuts (groundnuts), are the Urhobo’s major staple crops.

Ukhodo (a yam and unripe plantain dish prepared with either beef, poultry, or fish, and spiced with lemon grass and potash), Oghwevwri (emulsified palm oil soup), and starch (Usi), made from the cassava plant. It is heated and stirred into a thick mound with added palm oil to give the starch its unique orange-yellow colour. Oghwevwri is composed of smoked or dried fish, bush meat, unique spices, potash and oil palm juice. Other delicacies of the Urhobo tribe are palm nut oil soup and amiedi or banga soup, often eaten with usi and or garri. Banga is made from palm kernel. Other culinary delicacies include Iriboto, Iriberhare and Okpariku.

Urhobo Men ties wrapper (most likely George) with a well sewn traditional shirt. He can then accessorize with a matching shoe and the quintessential hat and stick. The Women on the other hand ties 2 wrappers (George) with a blouse and headtie. She then accessorizes with jewelries.