| Chabo, Mohammed Halidu
Yara. A Mambila village in 1900 and 1976. A study
in Historical Geography
Department of Geography, Teacher's College,
Unpublished Local Study
Yara = near
Kabri. Founder = Tinnabon of Medip clan. He found
another tribe called Teriep in residence, fought them
and drove them away. He divided Yara into sections:
Yarakir Yaranyogen as well as Yara. He had 3 chn. First
born = Sebana settled at Yaraki, 2nd to Yaranyogen, 3rd
at Yara. Wuro Kai = settlement by Fulani from Kudugara,
founded early in century then abandoned when Yara
expanded - too many farmers.
39 Local smelting "black iron" collected from streams.
Nya Dogo market now called Mayo Dule market - now the
source of iron.
61 "Near the hill of Yara where there is a cave there.
According to the traditional saying that this cave
there are dresses and ornaments to be used when
celebrating a ceremony especially death ceremony and so
on. It is said that both men and women can go and used
the traditional dresses and ornaments then should
return them immediately when the celebration is over.
According to the traditional belief that if someone
borrowed the dress without returning them in time the
day he or she may returned it the door of the cave will
close when they are inside. Actually this had happened
some people intentionally borrowed them and failed to
return them in time. So when they returned them on the
day they wish the door of the cave lock them in when
all of them were in putting the borrowing traditional
dresses. According to the legend from that time up to
date, the cave was closed and no one can tell where
these people are and even where the cave was situated.
Furthermore, there are still drawings and strange marks
in the caves. On this hill up to date this hill still
provides a very good rocks as a picture of human
beings. In fact in the area of study also there are
some places where strange creatures are belived to have
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