Language Study: Language and Socio-Cultural Values: An Analysis of Ibibio Proverbs

  • BA Okon
  • SA Ansa


Language is an important tool in the human society. Apart from the fact that it makes communication and integration possible, it is an important aspect of the socio-cultural life of a people. To this extent, language is closely knit with culture as it embodies the society’s value system and patterned way of life. This paper explores proverb as an embodiment of
the socio-cultural values of the Ibibio people. This is done through the analysiGs of some Ibibio proverbs which reflect the ethical values and philosophy of the people.

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