Woo…Boy! I just HAD to post this!
So according to this document, we had crossbows.
According to this:
Uvele – Bolt from Crossbow.
Akpede – Crossbow
Ota – Bow
Edide – Poisoned Arrow
Ibiebili or Ibubunku – Barb of an Arrow
Ota (diff tone of course) – Shield (made of wicker)
Ota (Again, diff tone) – Cloth made by Hausas
Otokoto – Mud (based on this I’m going to assume that Poto-Poto is a word of Yoruba origin)
Idu – Benin City ( fancy that!)
Obwa – Spear
Ube – Toy Spear used to train children
Get this, there are different names for different spears depending on their design and the shape of the spear head.
Nkokpa – War Club (the kind you use to bash your enemy’s skull in! :D) Also Nkolo
Yay for weapons and bloody warfare!!! 😀
Okay, so of course, his spelling or whatever might be a teensy weensy bit off, but we forgive him for he is British.
So I know everyone’s been asking what books I’ve been reading and I would love to tell you all right now, but I’m doing research for the Penguin African Writer’s contest so I promise you, once the manuscript is completed I will publish a FULL list of every book I have read on Igbo history, language, and culture.
Pinky Promise. 😀