Facts about Annnang Ethnic Group
The Anaang (sometimes called Annang) is a Southern Nigerian ethnic group whose land is predominantly within 8 of the current 31 local government districts in Akwa Ibom State: Abak, Essien Udim, Etim Ekpo, Ika, Ikot Ekpene, Obot Akara, Oruk Anam, Ukanafun, and Ugwunagbo, Obi Ngwa, and Ukwa East of Abi
The Annang people, who are related to both the Efiks and the Ibibios, are supposed to have migrated to Ghana to live among the Twi, where the name Anaang means “fourth son.”
They then traveled eastward from Ghana into what is now Cameroon. They split up when they reached Cameroon’s highlands, but eventually reunited in the same territory in modern-day Akwa Ibom.
Because the Anaang area is not industrialized, the residents must rely on farming, trading, local crafts, and civil services to exist.
The males are in charge of clearing the farm, while the women are in charge of planting and caring for the crops. The single exception is yam-care, which is thought to be a male-only task.