Egere is the itsekiri word for The Mortar. It is a large bucket-like wooden container with a long wooden stick used for pounding yam and other cooking materials. The container is the egere while the long pounding stick which is the piston is called ugunyan.

Egere is pronounced as EGERE as in air-gay-ray pronounced together while the ugunyan is pronounced UGUNYAN as in who-goon-yan pronounced together


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