Angalabiri is one of the ancient communities in Tarakiri Kingdom of Izon-Ibe, founded by Angalabiri- owei the son of Tarakiri.
Tarakiri gave birth to many children, namely Esanpò, Angalabiri, Èbèdèbiri, Bulu-orua, Odofori, Ofoni, Odorobù, Adòubù, Ayanmasa, Agbere and more.
All these Tarakiri sons (communities) are now federated communities.
Tarakiri Clan occupies four Local Government Areas in Bayelsa and Delta States. They are; Sagbama, Patani, Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw.
Tarakiri have several communities in these areas. In Sagbama LGA, the communities are; Toru-Orua, Bulu-orua, Ebedebiri, Angalabiri, Ofoni.
ANGALABIRI FIRST SETTLEMENT
Angalabiri-Owei pulled out from his kindred and made his first settlement at the present Amatolo community in Southern Ijaw LGA, Bayelsa State. Angalabiri gave birth to over fifteen children, notably are Agbèn, Gwa, Ara-ama, Olodiama, Egbema (the present Egbema Angalabiri in Ekeremor LGA), Ozigboama, etc.
Later on, Angalabiri migrated from his first settlement which is the present Amatolo axis to the now forcados river and made his second settlement at Edeipou opposite Èbèdèbiri.
ANGALABIRI OWEI OCCUPATION
It is no longer news that the Izon man is a known fisherman. Angalabiri on his own is a known fisherman. Before He left his former settlement, He moved all the way from Amatolo axis, down to Dùnò-ama (Dùnò-bòù), Atere, Kalabòye, kuduifie, Daikia communities and Abobulu, etc. Where he setup camps during his fishing days.
Angalabiri owei never stopped farming in his fishing settlements, even after he had migrated to his second settlement, Èdeipou, opposite Èbèdèbiri which is across the forcados river from there he went to his many farms.
As he age and gradually became feeble, Angalabiri-Owei felt that his settlement is too far from his fishing locations. Thus, he made further movement and settled at the present day Angalabiri community in order to be closer to the farming settlements.
The Present Angalabiri land was acquired from Oboro-owei (the present Oboro of Burutu LGA, Delta State), with the price of a virgin girl named 'Pinaere.'
Angalabiri-Owei, has a very large land and shares boundaries with Kabia-ama, Bulu-orua, Èbèdèbiri, Lala-gbènè, Adagba-biri, Èria-ama and Ofoni communities. Also, Angalabiri-owei sheared a common boundaries with Uduofori (Odofori) Udorubù and Adòubù communities across the forcados river.
Aside fishing, Angalabiri-owei with the quest for livelihood, delved into plantain production, cassava, cocoa yam and fruits of different species. Until his death, Angalabiri owei was a hard working farmer in a commercial scale. The occupation of Angalabiri-Owei, has become the lifestyle of every Angalabiri born unto this day.
Angalabiri is endowed with the wealth of nature.
Remarkably, Angalabiri is the home town of Owigiri high life musicians and greats like, Late king, Robert Ebizimor, Chief Bestman Doupere, Chief Cockson, Chief Sayerigha Eseduwo, Chief Peaknock, etc.
Additionally, the Angalabiri man is friendly, free hearted and accommodative to all her neighbours and visitors.
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