YALA AGE GRADES (Ewa) AND THEIR MEANINGS

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1. Ewa Ekpanyo

2. Ewa Ereke

3. Ewa Egube

4. Ewa Ogor/ Oboche (Price)

5. Ewa Ugalahi

6. Ewa Amrukpa

7. Ewa Enyuma (Hefty men)

8. Ewa Ogonye (Superior)

9. Ewa Egbagri ( Wrapper)

10. Ewa Abrikpa (Cloth)

11. Ewa Enyumegi (Guardian)

12. Ewa Iwaya (Telegraph)

13. Ewa Imorkor (Leader)

14. Ewa Ikpa/ Ejugblobo (Strong shoulder)

15. Ewa Ihikor/Ochinyi (Smoking pipe)

16. Ewa Ogor-Oboche (Pride)

17. Ewa Ihiri (Shilling)

18. Ewa Ikobo (Penny/kobo)

19. Ewa Inaba (Task receipt)

20. Ewa Ikoti (Court

21. Ewa Ogonye (Superior)

22. Ewa Iborkri (Costly clothes)

23. Ewa Ikoleji (College)

24. Ewa Ihirima (Cinema)

25. Ewa Eminyo (Mirror)

26. Ewa Iklota (coal tar)

27. Ewa Eluka (Local government)

28. Ewa Gana (Ghana)

29. Ewa Ijejeti (Jet)

30. Ewa Apolo (Apollo astronaut)

31. Ewa Naira (Naira)

32. Ewa Udoji (Udoji award)

33. Ewa Nepa (NEPA)

34. Ewa Ichigum (Chewing gum)

35. Ewa Idomie (noodle)

 

Source: The Evolution of Yala Society in Ogoja 1800–1900 by Ogar Francis Afufu PhD