African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 185

Article in Press

IGALA KINSHIP SYSTEMS: ITS PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION AND IMPACT ON THEIR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

JOHN IGBOGO

  •  Received: 07 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 07 June 2018
It is held in many societies in Africa that fascinating appearances that are attractive and beautiful have some strong background that tend to influence the people and also force their way through the daily life of the people. Similarly, the African’s closely knit family relationship that seems to be highly respected and reputed have their foundations that determine their activities. The paper seeks to discuss how the African kinship system that the people so cherished and respected have not only been inherited from their ancestors and societies but have roots in the ontology of the people and is replicated in their social lives. It also seeks to examine how such kinships systems have remained not only persistent but has always influenced their thought system and their daily activities and their relationships with people both home and abroad. African kinship systems have not only determined the African thought of life and the family but have been thought to be the brain behind the African social life in general and the Igala people’s social life in particular.

Keywords: African, Igala, Kinship systems, family, metaphysics, foundation and some Igala concepts.