ETHNOLINGUISTIC CLUSTER AND CRISES OF IDENTITY IN IDOMA ETHNICITY
- Ethnolinguistic cluster,
- Identity Crises,
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Idoma ethno-linguistics is complex and unique because of its heterogeneous failure. This complexity has led to overgeneralization and factionalized views along political and linguistic interests. Some scholars view the ldoma ethnolinguistics situation as a monolith. This is erroneous. This research aims to correct this erroneous impression. The research will determine that Idoma's ethnolinguistic structure is a language and Dialectal cluster hence the title of the research will adopt quantitative and qualitative methods. The area of study will focus on the selected language cluster of Idoma, Igede, Uffia and Akweya. The source of Data is both primary and secondary sources. A random population of 20-30 respondents will be used. The instruments used include pens, paper, and phones. The methods of data collection include personal observation, interviews, and consultations with native speakers of the language cluster. The method of data presentation is based on the information collected. Lexical items are arranged in tabular form. These lexical items are examined to determine the issues of language and dialect in Idoma ethnicity. The ldoma language and dialects form an ethnolinguistic cluster. This has brought identity crises within the Idoma ethnicity. The theoretical framework for the research is the Ethnolinguistics identity theory. Conclusions and Recommendations are also made.