Last updated on November 12th, 2020 at 01:15 pm
Ethiope East lies deep in the heart of Delta, Nigeria as an LGA. However, it is close to Asagba, Asamagidi, Orerokpe, Ovwori, Orhokpokpor, Eruemukohwarien, Ekrokpe, Ughelli and Agbasa. We find Ethiope East local government home to three districts and 67 villages. However, the districts in Ethiope East are Agbon, Abraka and Isikolo being the headquarters of the local government. There are 73 places on this list; but the 67 villages that lies within this area include.
Villages in Ethiope East
Ethiope East Weather
However, the people of Ethiope in Delta are lucky to have the coolest weather. Just like people living in Edo and Anambra. Although, most of the Niger Delta States have same weather condition; Creek Town is not left out. Maybe that’s why travellers are advice; to come to this part of Nigeria around July. Meanwhile, stay atleast 2 month to enjoy the August break. While in November one should start expecting a cold evironment; in December it increases and last to first two weeks of January. Then later in January; the sun hits hard therefore, resulting in a dry weather. However, the temperature could go as high as 32°C and drop to 27°C sometimes. This dry season usually last till March. But in April to June it rains. Also, September is not a bad time to visit Ethiope East.
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Population in Ethiope Delta State
In Ethiope East, there lives over 200,000 people in the LGA; adding up the number of indigenous citizens and other immigrants. Unlike in many societies, there is a larger number of men than women in this area; occupying a land size of 380 km² in Ethiope East. It is quite a large landmark for the number of people staying here.
Language in Ethiope East Delta State
It is obvious that Ethiope contribute to the over 520 languages in Nigeria. However, Ethiope East has more than one language in it’s community. Although, the main language of Ethiope East is Urhobo. While others include Itsekiri, Igbo, and Yoruba. Nevertheless, the people of Delta pride themselves with 11 languages. However, majority of Deltans speaks Igbo, Izon, Urhobo, Igala and Itsekiri language. Anyways, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and English is taught in schools in this community. While the Ethiope people prefer to use Nigerian Pidgin English for communication is because it’s easy to understand. This is the best place to learn a new tongue. A visit to this town will wow you.
Tradition, Festival and Culture
Ethiope East of the people of Delta pride themselves on their tradition, festival and culture. However, Ethiope which is majorly Urhobo are popular for annual fishing festival, new yam festival, masquerade festival, dancing competition, wrestling competition and football game. Also, the dress in this part of Niger Delta is great. As they have unique attires to differentiate themselves from the crowd. Furthermore, the Urhobo people which include Ethiope practice Ohworhu and the Eravwe Oganga. Which is usually about the water spirit.
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Foods in Ethiope East
Maybe you don’t know the kind of food the people of Ethiope in Delta State eat. Here are just a few of their food. However, the people are popular for their tradition, culture and kind of food they eat. In any case, the common cuisines and dishes in Delta are Banga Soup (Ofe Akwu), Owgho Soup, Ukodo, Ukhodo (Unripe plantain and Yam dish), and Agbagba; a local drink that the Urhobo’s can’t do without. All these are the local delicacies of Ethiope East. Am sure you will like it. I like their soup.
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Ethiope East as a local government in Delta state comprises of small ethnic towns, communities and villages; with the lifestyle of the people engaging in farming and fishing. However, the major ethnic groups in these area are Uhrobo, Ijaw and Itsekiri. Furthermore, each ethnic group has different languages and cultural values. Nonetheless, they eat similar foods like White melon soup, Banga, Starch, Groundnut soup and Garri are their major foods. Also, the people here are christians just like Creek Town in Odukpani. I think this LGA will be a nice place for you to visit this summer. One thing I like most here is about the festival.
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Restaurant in and near Ethiope East
St. Mary Ejogharado Restaurant
AJ Fast Food
Charlington Hotel & Suites
B&S Fast Food Nation
Play et Dine
Jlaus Fast Meal
Finger Linkin Kitchen
The local government area, Ethiope East has been fast developing since the beginning of the last decade. Good roads are built, public schools renovated, historical sites established into tourist locations. Also, a number of five star restaurants and hotels like Rhadisson Blu has been built in this area. Therefore, catching up with nightlife or having a memorable experience while visiting has been made easy. Also, do not forget to come with camera. You may find funny things while here to snap.
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Transportation in Ethiope East
Although, we’re living in days where people barely walk long distances; people in this area still choose to exercise by walking to distant farms and markets. Although, some people own bicycles which help them move around; especially the older folks. Nonetheless, young people take public cabs and buses to arrive at their desired destination on time. Do you know that the cost of movement here is not that expensive. Unlike Abuja and Lagos.
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Standard Of Living
The standard of living in Ethiope East Delta state; is a little less than Lagos and Asaba. Housing is affordable as well as food and transportation. Still yet, wardrobe shopping, hotel and restaurant prices are a little pricey unlike BEREKUM IN GHANA. However, the area is still convienent to live. But it’s only that one might have to deal with hoodlums. Who engage in cultism and other social vices at times. This town is a fair for living. However, the people who live here are used to the lifestyle here. Also, most of them depend on farming. While others are labourers.
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