THE ITSEKIRI ONLINE LEARNING CENTRE

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ITSEKIRI LANGUAGE MADE EASY

FLEXIBILITY

With the flexibility of of learning at your own pace,the ILH is here for you 24hrs of the day and 7days a week. Learning the itsekiri language has never been this easy.

UNITY

The ILH is another unifying platform of uniting the itsekiri people both at home and in diaspora as there are different platforms of interaction in the learning process. Try it now

EASY TO SET UNDERSTAND

Whether you have never heard of the word JACK in itsekiri before,whether you dont know the meaning of come in itsekiri before or you have never come across any word in itsekiri before,never mind.

THE ITSEKIRI ONLINE LEARNING CENTRE

A Victor Wood powered Project

LEARNING MAKES IT POSSIBLE

We believe the Itsekiri language,history and culture can only be passed from generation to generation when all efforts are channeled towards that cause

The Itsekiri language is a major branch of the Yoruboid[3] group of languages, which as a group, is a key member of the Volta–Niger sub-family of the Niger–Congo family of African languages. Itsekiri is spoken by nearly 900,000 people in Nigeria as a first language and by many others as an additional language notably in the Niger Delta and in parts of Edo and Ondo states of Nigeria

The Itsekiris are an ethnic group of Nigeria’s Niger Delta area.The Itsekiri presently number under a million people and live mainly in the Warri South, Warri North and Warri South West local government districts of Delta State on the Atlantic Coast of Nigeria.Significant communities of Itsekiris can be found in parts of Edo and Ondo states and in various other Nigerian cities including Lagos, Sapele, Benin City, Port Harcourt and Abuja. Many people of Itsekiri descent also reside in the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada.

A Centre for the transfer of our history from generation to generation

The Itsekiri Online learning centre focuses on the Itsekiri Culture as one of its key modules. With a well detailed and and unalloyed information about of culture,learning our culture on a holistic basis has never been this easy.

The Itsekiris traditionally lived in a society that was governed by a monarchy (Olu) and council of chiefs who form the nobility or aristocracy.

Itsekiri society itself was organized along the lines of an upper class made up of the royal family and the aristocracy – the ‘Oloyes and Olareajas’ these were mainly drawn from noble houses including the Royal Houses and the Houses of Olgbotsere (Prime Minister or king maker) and Iyatsere (defence minister).

The middle class or Omajaja were free-born Itsekiris or burghers. As a result of the institution of slavery and the slave trade there was a third class ‘Oton-Eru’ or those descended from the slave class whose ancestors had come from elsewhere and settled in Itsekiri land as indentured or slave labourers.In modern day Itsekiri society the slave class no longer exists as all are considered free-born.

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LEARN, UNDERSTAND AND TRANSFER

Thousands of itsekiri sons and daughters home and abroad are waiting to benefit from your knowledge and understanding of the Itsekiri language, history and culture. Will you help them out?

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