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THE TOWN ORAUKWU LOCATION Oraukwu is a town in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to Google satellite map, its geographical coordinates are 60 5' 0" North, 60  58' 0" East. It lies on a gradual slope of land fifteen miles north by Abatete and Nimo, on the South by Adazi-Ani, on the east by Ozu and Neni, and on the West by Alor ... The presence of valleys is profoundly noticed. The major ones are the Ogwugwu-Alor and Oraukwu valley which separates Oraukwu from Alor; and the Olisa valley which started from Olisa market square and terminated into Amada village from Ibenabo village. OCCUPATION Prior to the coming of the Europeans, the primary occupation of the, people of Oraukwu was farming. It was done on subsistence level with ~ . men marrying many wives in order to raise more children that will' help in tilling the soil. When there is a bountiful harvest more than the family can consume, they sell some in the market. Equally too, a great· number of men engaged in palm wine tapping. They were also carvers, basket weavers, raffia weavers who produced mats, ropes and caps, blacksmiths, medicine men- herbal healers, diviners, oracle priests and law makers. They were also warriors and wrestlers. No wonder some families bear names like Ogbuenyeghi udene, Ogbueli, Ogbunigwe, Ogbuonyeoma, Ogbudike, Ogbunammiri, Ogbungori, Ogbunike, Ogbunyi, Ogbunize, Ogbunanya, Ogbunamkpu, Ogbuogebe, Ogbunofor etc. These names are indicative of the victories and exploits of Oraukwu people in ancient wars. Their women undertake petty trading which was shifting, moving from one market square to another. They also went to the market of their neighboring towns during their big market days. Examples of such markets are Nkwo Igboukwu, Afar Nnobi Oye Agulu, Nkwo Ukpor e.t.c. Eke, the biggest market of Oraukwu attracts nearby towns that come for commercial transactions. At the dawn of the twentieth century, some men began to lay less emphasis on the palm wine tapping and farming business having heard of the white collar jobs. A host of them moved down to Onitsha and started trading. The European missionaries brought about the introduction of education. Thus presently, education and trading became the major occupation of this people. DIVISION Oraukwu has two major unequal division. They are Enuoha and Uruani- Enuoha comprises of Amaeze, Otta, Ezennaja-Amada and Uruani-Amada, Uruani is made up of Nkwelle, lrukweleko, Dim-Ubana and Ibenabo
ORAUKWU
   The HomeLand of The Great
FAMILIES THAT MAKE UP ORAUKWU TOWN
Families in this sense means "UMUNNA". Umunna is a co- llective word formed from "umu" and "nna" meaning "children of one father or ancestral consanguine", bloodline or root. The Igbo lineage system is traced to the male ancestor or deity. The Igbo society is structured in such a way that the man becomes the custodian of the land. "While men stay behind in their natal homes, women are married outside and move to their husband's natal homes. A man is required to go outside of his home area only to bring home a woman to help him in his role of keeping custody of the land.
Thereafter, he engages in productive and reproductive activities. This largely also entails rearing children with his wife, as well as practising economic and political activities that sustain his custody of the inherited land. He also socializes with outside people and cultures which help him shape his cultural values and understand his ethnic cosmology and identity. The above context shows that man in igbo-land is quite expansive. A collection off ather or families is described as "umunna".That term is androcentric or male-focused. That is why in Igboland, they ask "onye muru gi?" "Nna gi, o bu onye?". These curious questions literally means "who fathered you?", "who is your father?". The fact is that women in Igboland lose their name of birth when they marry. Oraukwu has thirty-three Umunna's (kindreds): they are grouped according to their villages. They are;
OTTA a. Umu Otta-Eke b. Umu Ezeogiga c. Umu Eyisiakum d. Umu Ngheri
NKWELLE a. Umu Ngara b. Umu Ezike c. Umu Ncha-Usu d. Umu Ezeani e. Umu Atum f. Umu Ezisi-Anake
EZENNAJA a. Umu Uba b. Umu Oghu c. Umu Ugama d. Umu Ohinta
IRUKWELEKO a. Umu Ogbuefi b. Umu Enene c. Umo Oramma d. Umu Ezeani
DIMUBANA a. UmuEzisi b. Umu-Uko c. EziUbana d. Ihugwerigwe e. Umu Okpatakeri
AMAEZE a. Umu Owerre b. Umu Okpoloji c. UmuAro d. Umudu e. Umu atuna Ogidi
URUA AMADA a. Umubu b. lru Ezenyi c. OlumNgo d. OlumNdam e. Umu Oyeke f Umu Orafu g. Umu Nwabu h. Umu Anumdike na Ufo I. Umu IloelighiAlili na Chiekezie
IBENABO a. Urnu Enike b. Umu Agulu c. Umu obinato d. Umu Elele
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