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Characters By Chapter
EDITOR:
Jeffrey Hale
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CH FIRST NAME LAST NAME DESCRIPTION
1Okonkwo  The greatest wrestler and warrior alive.
 Amalinze   Was a great wrestler unbeaten for 7 years. Aka: The Cat.
 Unoka Okonkwo's father.
   The egwugwu - who impersonates an ancestral gods.
 Okoye  Unoka's neighbour.
   Umuofia - A powerful clan, skilled in war.
 Ikemefuna The boy from Mbaino .
2Ogbuefi EzeugoA powerful orator.
   Umuofia kwenu - greeting that means United Umuofia.
 Ogbuefi UdoThe man who's wife was murdered by the Mbainos.
   Agadi-nwayi - Means old woman.
 Nwoye Okonkwo's eldest son.
3Agbala The Oracle of the Hills and the Caves.
 Chika Was the priestess of Agbala.
 Ani Earth goddess. The owner of all land.
 Ifejioku The god of yams.
 Nwakibie  A wealthy man in Okonkwo's village.
 Anasi  Nwakibie's first wife.
 Ogbuefi IdigoThe man who knew how to grind good snuff.
 Obiako A palm-wine tapper.
 Igwelo Nwakibie's elder son.
4Ezeani The priest of the earth goddess.
 Ojiugo Okonkwo's youngest wife.
 Ogbuefi EzeuduThe oldest man in the village.
 Nwayieke The old woman who lived near the udala tree.
5Ekwefi Okonkwo's second wife.
 Ezinma Ekwefi's only daughter. Aka: Nma, Ezigbo.
   Ezigbo - The good one.
   ilo - village playground.
 Obiageli Nwoye's sister.
 Nkechi  Daughter of Okonkwo's third wife.
6Maduka Obierika's son.
 Obierika Okonkwo's friend.
 Chielo Priestess of Agbala.
 Okafo  One of the wrestlers.
 Ikezue One of the wrestlers.
7  Chukwu - God's house.
8Ofoedu  Obierika's neighbour.
 Ogbuefi NdulueOldest man in Ire.
 Ozoemena Ndulue's wife.
 Umezulike Taps tall trees for Okonkwo.
 Akueke Maduka's his half-sister.
   Jigida - waist beads.
 Ibe Akueke's suitor.
 Ukegbu Ibe's father.
 Machi Obierika's eldest brother.
 Amadi A leper.
9Onwumbiko One of Ekwefi's children who died.
 Ozoemena One of Ekwefi's children who died.
 Onwuma One of Ekwefi's children who died.
 Okagbue UyanwaMedicine man.
10Mgbafo  One of the participants of the communal ceremonies.
 Uzowulu Mgbafo's husband.
 Odukwe One of the participants of the communal ceremonies.
11Okeke One who makes snuff.
 Anene (1) Ekwefi's ex-husband.
   Umuachi - The farthest village in the clan.
12Udenkwo One of the women helping Obierika's wife cook.
 Ezelagbo One of Obierika's guests.
 Ezenwa One of Obierika's guests.
14Uchendu Okonkwo 's uncle.
 Amikwu Uchendu's youngest son.
 Njide Uchendu's eldest daughter.
 Akueni Uchendu's daughter.
15Iweka Obierika's father.
 Anene (2) Nwoye's friend.
 Nweke  Okadigbo's second daughter's husband.
17Mr. KiagaThe interpreter. In charge of the infant congregation.
 Nneka Amadi's wife.
18Mr. Brown The white missionary.
20Ogbuefi UgonnaA worthy man who joined the church.
21Akunna  One of the great men in Umuofia .
22JamesSmithMr. Brown's successor.
 Ajofia  The head and spokesman of the nine ancestors.
24Egonwanne  The one Okonkwo's refers to as coward.
 
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