a woman or a man who has taken no title
an old woman
a musical instrument (type of drum made from wood)
the village green
showing off, bragging
the ceremony where the wife proclaims her celibacy since they last met
the stone which forms a link between an ogbanje and spirit world. The child does not die if he or she discovers this and destroys it.
a string of waist beads
a shout of approval or greeting
a religious offence of a kind abhorred by everyone, literally earths taboo
a very small bird
living quarters of the head of the family.
murder or manslaughter
changeling, child who repeatedly dies
gong like musical instrument
drum instrument made from pottery
a curse or oath
the name of one of the titles or ranks.
a family gathering of daughters for which the female kinsfolk return to their village of origin
a wide group of kinsmen
part of the betrothal ceremony when the bride price is paid