Amiri: My Fatherland. This is the history of Amiri Clan recorded by Ekelekamchukwu son of Efelemegide, son of Ibenyenwa, son of Ngwadom, son of Okorie, son of Ubanwa, son of Nwokemebilaloibeyaihe, son of Durureji, son of Ejigweaku, son of Amakpu, son of Duruogwugwu, son of Mbubu, son of Amiri, son of Oru, son of Imo, son of Igbo in Nigeria, Africa, and the World. Ekelekamchukwu has two sons and two daughters (Chinwendu, Chiagoziem, Chukwuebuka, Chideraa).
Amiri was one of the sons of Oru. Oru married from Isu and had many children: Nkwume, Atta, Omuma, Amiri, Otulu, Awo-Omamma, Mgbidi, Okwudor, Nnempi, Aji, Akatta, Ibiasoegbe, Akuma, Amagu, Ubulu and Amaofuo. Awo-Omamma was the last child. Because of Omamma’s stubborness, he was forced to marry early before his elder brothers. He married more than one wife, hence he had more children than his other siblings. Isu also had children: Umuozu, Umuokparadim, Umuezelafor, Umuorlu, and Umunakara.
Amiri separated from his father Oru and settled at the estuaries of the Oguta lake tributary. Amiri had vast land, bordering Oguta and Awo-Omama. He married two wives: one from Isu and the other from Oru. His wife from Oru had six children: Ubahazu, Mbubu, Umuduru, Ugbeke, Amaokpara, Nchoko (Amiri Oru), and the wife from Isu had four children: Umuecheta, Amuka, Isiorie, and Umudioka (Amiri Isu). A few of the Amiri children from Umuduru lived in Amo-Omama and they were mixed with the Umuezeala village near Eze Onyeneku family. Other Amiri sons and daughters lived in Ubudom village in Atta. This migration was usual due to farmland that parents of these families occupied and other family disputes. The village of Nchoko originally dwelled in south east of Mbubu where Umuduru is now, but due to Amiri farm land located near the borders of Awo-Omama and Oguta, they moved and settled at the present location of Southern Amiri.
Amiri’s exact date of birth is not known along with the date of present-day settlement. However, according to the British archives at Queens University at Belfast, the first contact between Igbo…
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