These are the correct spelling of Igbo-speaking towns and cities. We must make it a project to get these misspellings by the European colonists corrected: Abakaliki is Abankalenke it is located in Ebonyi State Afikpo is Ehugbo Ehugbo derived from (Eho igbo). Second, how did the name Afikpo come about? I read that it derived from (Afo igbo). The colonialist misinterpreted Eho-Igbo as Afo-Igbo then when penciled down in writing, it was further renamed as Afikpo. Ajalli is Ujari It was said that the missionaries / colonialists couldn't actually (or lazily refused to) pronounce it in its original form of "Ujari". We the natives still call it Ujari. Amawbia is Amaobia Amawbia which is adulterated spelling for "AMAOBIA" meaning "Visitor settlement" Amaobia town ppl are various Igbo groups tho they now speak Oka,Nibo, Nimo, dialects. Asaba is Ahaba Ahaba was an exclamation and an Ibo phrase 'Ahabam! 'In Igbo language, it means ' I have appropriately chosen'. This is where Ahaba got its name. The name was later changed to Asaba during the British colonial occupation of Nigeria. Awgu is Ogu “Aw” is the equivalent of the dotted “O” in the Igbo lexicon. The spelling further weakens the Igboness of the word. Awka is Oka In the title of the book I have used the current spelling of “Awka”, to make it clear what I am writing about. Thereafter, I have reverted to the older spelling “Oka”, which what some people say is simpler. The change in the spelling of the name from “Oka” to “Awka” was made by the British Colonial Office in 1908. According to the researches of Dr. Nwibe Onejeme, Barrister-at-Law, of Umuokpu Village, the change of spelling was made by the Colonial Secretary, Mr. F.S. James, in 1908, through Government Notice No. 729, published in the Southern Nigerian Gazette of 1908, No. 42, Volume 3 at page 8511. Enugu is Enugwu Enugwu means 'hill top' (Enu Ugwu) because of the hills of Ngwo, which the original village of Enugwu was part of. Ibusa is Igbuzo Igbuzor is 'Igbo bi na uzo', the 'Igbo on the road, or Igbo roadside'. Oguta is Ugwunta The name Ugwunta means "small him". It is located in Imo State Onitsha is Onicha Onitsha is a corruption of the word Onicha which is a name used by many areas in Igboland. It is apparent that Onitsha indigenes use the spelling of “Onicha” whenever putting together cultured gatherings. The misspellings are owed to the European missionaries colonizers. Owerri is Owere Owerri : "E were la m oke ruru la m" (I have taken my deserved inheritance). A long story about Ekwema Arugo; their ancestor who made the statement and asked to be called Owere following a dispute with his brother. Oyigbo is Obigbo Obigbo was change to Oyigbo by the former Governor of Rivers State, Melford Okilo, an Ijaw, in a bid to de-Igbonise the town. Ogwashi-Uku is Ogwa Nshi Ukwu The origin of this name is with the Nshi (Nri) people who founded this town. The name is derived from "Ogwa Nwa Eze Nshi " or the palace of the prince of Nri. It is located in Delta State. Awlaw is Olo Awlaw is a town in Oji River LGA, Enugwu state. Ezinihitte is Ezilite Ezinihitte is an area in Mbaise, Imo State. Omoba is Umuoba Umuoba was the capital of Isiala-Ngwa south which they now call OMOBA. Omaba is Omagba Omaba is located in onicha-obosi axis of Anambra State. Nbawsi is Mbosi Nbawsi is located in Abia State. Aguleri is Agueri It is located in Anambra State. Umuleri is Umueri It is located in Anambra State. Uli is Uri Uli a town in Anambra was corupted from the original name Uri. The locals still pronouce it as URI. Ezama is Eziama It is located in Abia State. Abatete is Abateghete The name comes from aba iteghete. It is located in Anambra State. Awkunanaw is Okunano Awkunanaw is "Oku- na-ano" just like have Mba-ano or Mba-ise. It is located in Enugu State. Orlu is Olu There shouldn’t be an “r” and the udaume(O and U) have to be dotted. Orlu is located in Imo State. Onusa Nkwerre is Onicha Nkwere. The elders of the town verified the towns actual name. It is located in Imo State. Bende Town is Uga Bende Town was originally called Uga but C.J. Mayne the colonial Dist Officer always referred to "that bend" and the local people corrupted it to Bende up till today. It is located in Abia State. Etche is Echie It is located in Rivers State. Agbogugu is Agbogwugwu It is located in Awgu (Ogu) LGA, Enugu State. Amucha is Amusaa which means ''after giving birth''. It is located in Imo State. Lorji is Ulu Oji Lorji is located in Mbaise, Imo State. It is a corrupt version of 'ULU ORJI' meaning the second son of Orji but B. Douglas, a white colonialist, changed the name to LORJI. Abiriba is Ebiriba The literal meaning of Ebiriba is EBIRI - ABA(LIVE AND PROSPER). Umuahia is Oma-ahia “Omahia”(center of the market) The town was originally a market square. It is located in Abia State. Abagana is Aja Agana(Ajagana) It is located in Anambra State. Awkuzu iis Okuzu It is located in Anambra State. Okpanam is Okpam It is located in Delta State. Kwale is Utagba Ogbe. The town was given a corrupted name by the colonist that derived from the name 'Ukwuani', the clan native to the area. Ufuma is Uvume The father of uvume always carry's him on his shoulders whenever he goes hunting of farming..That is ''Efe uvum huru'' so it means''what my shoulder passed through'' or ''the sufferings of my shoulders''.However,the British instead of Uvume spelt it wrongly Ufuma. It is in Anambra State. Ahoada is Ehuda It is located in Rivers State. LETS KEEP IT GOING. ADD OTHER PLACES MISSING ON THE LIST Igbo-speaking group on Facebook, NDI AMADI.