What do the Jukun people wear?
The Jukun men wear a dark-blue traditional cap called Abishi-Shaki. Other traditional items of clothing are Apu, Adire and Akya. These are mostly used for cultural festival and on social occasions (Aboshi, 2010. (2010).
What is the origin of Jukun kingdom?
Among the various theories concerning the origin of the Jukun, the most common one states that they originally came from the Yemen. From there they crossed Kordofan, the Fittri region, the Mandara and Gongola region and finally reached the Benue Basin. According to Meek and Palmer the Jukun came from Ancient Egypt.
What led to the fall of Jukun kingdom?
However, this glorious kingdom collapsed in the 19th century, due to internal dissension. Apart from Yaji’s reign (1349-1385) in Kano chronicles which referred to Jukun race as the only pagan tribe which refused to submit to the suzerainty of Yaji because they were never conquered.
Who are the Jukun in Nigeria?
Jukun (Njikum) are an ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in West Africa. The Jukun are traditionally located in Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, and Gombe States in Nigeria and parts of northwestern Cameroon. They are descendants of the people of Kwararafa.
Who are the Jukun people in Nigeria?
Jukun are an ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in West Africa. The Jukun are traditionally located in Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa, and Gombe States in Nigeria and parts of northwestern Cameroon. They are descendants of the people of Kwararafa.
Who is Aku Uka of Wukari?
Kuvyon II (Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi) is the 27th and incumbent Aku Uka (paramount ruler) of Kwararafa and 13th since the founding of the Wukari Federation, a Jukun tradition state in Middle Belt, Nigeria.
Is Jukun an ethnic group in Nigeria?
Who is the king of Taraba State?
|Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi Kuvyon II, CFR|
|His Royal Majesty|
|Monarch of Wukari Federation Aku Uka of Wukari; Chairman, Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers; Chancellor, Federal University Dutse|
|In office||1976 – 2021|
What is the motto of Taraba State?
Nature’s gift to the nation
Taraba is called “Nature’s gift to the nation” as the state is rich and have many ethnic groups, including Fulanis, Kuteb Chamba, Yandang, Mumuyes, Mambila, Wurkums, Janjo, Jukun, Ichen, Tiv, Kaka, Pena, Kambu, kodei, Wawa, Vute, Hausa and Ndola.
What is the meaning of Kwararafa?
Kororofa (Kwararafa in Hausa) was a multiethnic state and/or confederacy centered along the Benue River valley in what is today central Nigeria. It was southwest of the Bornu Empire and south of the Hausa States.