The land and people of Bayelsa State: central Niger delta
Modelled on a similar study of Rivers State in Nigeria, the objective of this study is to give a simple but authoritative interdisciplinary introductory history. Although written by specialists, it is directed to a lay readership. Bayelsa, being a new state, is in need of self- definition and understanding, not least to promote greater tolerance within and between communities. Thirty-six scholars, largely Nigerian, have contributed to the study, which is divided into seven parts: the enviroment, the people, culture, history, politics, economy and social services.
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Geology and Soils l P Okonny
Gaskin Ayolagha Achimota Ayadei Dickson
Climate Relief and Drainage Charles U Oyegun
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administration agricultural Akassa Alagoa allocations Apoi Atlantic trade Bayelsa Benin Benue-Congo languages Biafran brackish canoe cassava Central Delta centre Clupeids coastal cocoyam colonial communities creation of Bayelsa Creek crops cultural Eastern Delta economic Edoid Egbesu Ekeremor Ekpetiama Epie-Atissa ethnic European excavations farm farmers federal fisheries fishermen fishing gear flood plain Forcados Forcados River forest fresh water freshwater Gbaran Government Area groups important indigenous industrial Kabo Kaiama Kalabari Kolokuma Koroama Kumbo lakes land languages levee LGAs lgbo lineage ljaw Local Government located major mangrove masquerades migration Mound Nembe Niger Delta Niger River Nigeria Ogbia Ogboin oil palm Okaba Olodiama Oloibiri Onyoma Oporoma Oruma Otobo plants political population Port Harcourt production Programme Raphia Sagbama Local Government season sector settlements shrine social soils Southern ljaw species swamps Tarakiri Test Pit tidal flats towns traditions University of Port Urhobo vegetation water spirits Yenagoa Yenagoa Local Government zone