Pauline Nwizu, Chinyere Onyemaechi


Indigenous knowledge is native to a region hence environmentally based as well as orally transmitted. Indigenous language which is also native becomes a veritable tool for transmission of such knowledge. In recent times, most of our indigenous knowledge has been colonized, modernized, and globalized thereby losing our rich cultural heritage which is embedded in our indigenous knowledge system. This paper tries to explain the meaning of indigenous knowledge, the relationship that exists between indigenous knowledge and indigenous language, some challenges facing the use of indigenous language for transmitting indigenous knowledge. It also x-rays how some Igbo rhymes and songs could be used to teach morals and cultural value as part of indigenous knowledge. Finally, the paper ends with conclusion and recommendations.

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