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Biko Agozino

Apr 8, 2024, 2:53:42 PMApr 8
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Folami Kolade

Apr 9, 2024, 9:20:35 AMApr 9
The market thesis in the Springer link shared above is not specific to the Igbo only. Indeed the Yoruba also stated that "Aiye loja, orun ni le". That is the world is a market and the place of the ancestors is the home. Furthermore, the Yoruba also have a day week with the fifth as the market day.  Consequently, I think we have to align our views with the linguistic evidence advanced by Roger Blench on the Benue-Kwa subphylum of the Niger-Congo Civilization that the peoples who made up this subphylum once had central markets that brought them together. 

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