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  • proper n. Alternative form of Ekpe.
  • n. Alternative form of Ekpe.

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  • Besides this secular authority, however, there was a second and perhaps more powerful social and political force, a secret society called the Egbo, or leopard society.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • The Egbo was a male hierarchical association consisting of several ranks, each of which had a distinctive costume.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • A powerful bond of union among the Efik, and one that gives them considerable influence over other tribes, is the secret society known as the Egbo (_q. v.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Mendis; the Egugun of the Egbas; the Egbo of the Duallas; and the

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Egbo floggings” of the utmost severity, equalling the knout;

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Any Effik man who desires to become an influential person in the tribe must buy himself into as high a grade of Egbo as he can afford, and these grades are expensive, 1,500 pounds or

    Travels in West Africa

  • Egbo is very coy, even for a secret society spirit, and seems to loathe publicity; but when he is ensconced in this ark he utters sententious observations on the subject of current politics, and his word is law.

    Travels in West Africa

  • I gave them a good start, and then made the best of my way home; and all that night Duke Town howled, and sang, and thumped its tom-toms unceasingly; for I was told Egbo had come into the town.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Of course the higher a man is in Egbo rank, the greater his power and security, for lower grades cannot proceed against higher ones.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Egbo has the most grades of initiation, except perhaps Poorah, and it exercises jurisdiction over all classes of crime except witchcraft.

    Travels in West Africa

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