Unity in Numbers

Subject: Proverb

Informant: Nnamdi was born in San Francisco. His parents are originally from Nigeria and came to the United states after getting married. Although living abroad, his parents maintain their customs and traditions prevalent within the family. Nnamdi currently studies Business in Los Angeles.

Original Script: Igwe bu ike / There’s unity in numbers

Background information by informant: The proverb is one of many from the lgbo tribe in Nigeria. In Nigerian culture, teamwork is very important. Family is pretty much the biggest value besides religion.

Thoughts: Interestingly, the theme of strength and unity when in numbers is a very prevalent one within the folklore of many different cultures.