See How Koro Tribe Migrated To Abuja As Hunters Before The Old Hausa, Zazzau

Despite the fact that Nigerians have numerous ethnic groups that are yet to be discovered; there is more to say about tribes and languages in Nigeria.

During world wars, both I and II, the war brought forth many who emigrated into Nigeria, if not for safety, then for green pastures as well.

Here we come to another amazing tribe in Nigeria, which is found in one of the middle belt states known as Nasarawa, having the tribe name Koro Waki. This very tribe has two dialects associated with it, such as Tinor and Myamya, a dialect that has a connection with Plateau State. Both of them live in the north of Keffi in Nasarawa state, in Kagarko local government in Nasarawa, and in southern Kaduna state in central Nigeria.

Varieties Of Languages And Culture

When speaking of their variety in nature, which is the classification of one existence known across the cluster of languages.

The majority of each tribe has their own culture and a way of classifying inhabitants that are found there, especially when making distributions, such as the Fulani and the aweyi, the Fulani being cattle rearer and the aweyi being those said to have spent their lives living in the bush.

For the Koro people, there is a general term called ” ash, ” which is shared among the two species of Koro, the Tinor and Myamya. An individual existence for them is called ” Uzar, ” while in a group of people, they are called ” Bazar. ” This general language is known as ” Izar, ” the origin of Ejar.

However, they don’ t have a common name or any classification for their existence at all. That is, the Tinor- Myamya are a tribe of Koro people who speak Izar as their general language, which they can understand, just like the eastern Nigerians who speak Igbo as their general language but have a specific tribe among them.

Tinor- Myamya Population Distribution

When talking of the Koro people, their division into two main sections, the Tinor and the Myamya people, has among them those with individual tribes.

Speaking of the Tinor, Tinor is spoken in seven villages found in the south and west of Kubacha, which include: Uca, Uner, Usam, Marke, Pankore, Utur, and Geshebere, while Myamya is spoken in the villages north and west of the same Kubacha, which includes: Ushe, Bagar, and Babwee.

All this is the distribution of individual ways of communication among the two varieties, that is, Koro of Tinor and Koro of Myamya.

General Discovery Of The Koro People

According to history and discoveries based on the existence of the Koro people, history speaks of their having emigrated to Abuja for a hunting mission before the old hausa known as the Zazzau came to Suleja Abuja for settlement under the leadership of Shiwoyi, who was the first chief of Ija- Koro.

On their arrival at the land at Suleja, they discovered how blessed the land was with games, fertile and good for business. They decided to settle there for a decade with the Gbagyi people, who took them in peace as brothers and family.

It was not until the Koro decided to move into Niger that they now had two groups, the Gbaraku and the Ija- Koro people. Ija- Koro became a senior and led the second.

Aside from that, the Ija- koro ancestors included the Kacha, Adidipu, Kachadato, Kugawa, Kugu, Adidipu, Gbaraku, Adiotolafu, Adesa, Tungan, and Ladan, as well as being among the ten villages found in the Bwarri district prior to the creation of the federal capital territory of Abuja.

The Koro Social- Culture

The koro have created a town known for peace and tolerance in Nasarawa, believing in accommodating people and seeing them as one. It is in Koro that scholars always find what is known as people having unshakeable peace with their neighbors, while in terms of their culture, they are obedient to the call and ready to follow order, not minding what it could cause them at last.

The Koro people believe in hard work but are familiar with the consumption of pigs as their favorite meat as well. Above all, they are mindful of their tradition and culture.

Administration System

Another fact about them is the well- structured system of their administration. They have a well- arranged system of administration which starts with the house- head called pinwada or ikpunkiya, who is answerable to the clan- head known as the ebe- tuko, just as a distribution of authority to govern and to see the well- run of society.

But all these heads are answerable to the chief called Osu, who is like an emir to them. He has the palace with other bodies attached to it, such as the secretary, Sarkin Pada, Bochi- Zaki (adviser), Sarkin Dorgarau (who is in charge of security), the Gaduma/Adogo, the judge, Unir- Ghokuci, heir to the throne, and the discipline officer, Madaki, Treasurer and Custodian of the Armory and Calvary.

As many as they could categorize them. It’ s just that they’ re based on the Islamic religion and a culture influenced by the Arabs and parts of Europe.

Religion And The Economy

Talking about the religion of the Koro people, they are mainly traditional worshippers, with each member of the family having his or her own ancestral shrine, town shrine, and individual cult, as well as paying respect to kin and the cultural head leaders.

In terms of their economy, one of the facts about their economy is the cultivation and rearing of animals, which was the first reason for their emigration and separation as well.

They are best known for making plants grow well and having knowledge of particular land that could boost their agriculture. Finally, there are two festivals celebrated in Koro, which are: Zhinba is a celebration of a successful plantation of guinea corn, normally done every March, the third month of the year.

Once this is done, it is expected that most varieties of food and drinks will be made with guinea corn for people to eat and drink, like Kunu and Brokutu.

The second festival is known as Kuye. This is celebrated in remembrance of a popular hunter who brought them into existence, known as Najaja, and it is necessary that an antelope be killed in fulfillment of his respect and regard for his deeds.

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