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Where twins are worshipped

Where twins are worshipped
Monday 13
22:30 2020

Written by Tom Seymour, CNN About 50 miles north of Lagos lies Igbo-Ora, a sleepy rural town of about 92,000 citizens. Igbo-Ora is peopled by members of the Yoruba tribe, which makes up around 21% of the Nigeria's population. While the exact statistics are debated, anthropologists are united: Igbo-Ora has a singularly high number of twins. Last year, when the government sponsored a festival celebrating them, more than 2,000 twins attended. The town has, therefore, been dubbed "the world capital of twins." But the sheer number of twins corresponds to another cultural phenomenon: twins are revered in Yoruba culture as ...

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Summary: Written by Tom Seymour, CNN About 50 miles north of Lagos lies Igbo-Ora, a sleepy rural town of about 92,000 citizens. Igbo-Ora is peopled by members of the Yoruba tribe, which makes up around 21% of the Nigeria's population. While the exact statistics are debated, anthropologists are united: Igbo-Ora has ...

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