The Benin Kingdom

Edo Family Greetings

In reference to what was mentioned earlier about the family greetings of the Edo people, we will now write the different greetings. Each family in Edo has his family greetings unique to it. A child is identified and linked to a particular family from his greetings.

As a mark of respect, the woman takes the greetings of her husband’s family as soon as she becomes part of that family by marriage. The younger ones greet the older ones using this greeting. Each family has a unique style of praising his family; it will elevate your spirit and makes you feel proud of your family.


FAMILY NAME
FAMILY SALUTATION
Royal Family (First Royal Period from Ogiso era)
Delaiso (or Liaso)
Royal Family (Second period from Eweka 1)
Lamogun
Iyase of Benin
Lavbieze
Oliha of Benin
Laogele
(i) Edohen of Benin
Latose

(ii) Isiemwenro
Ezomo of Benin
Lagiesan
Ero of Benin
Lamosun
Eholor Nire of Benin
Laire
Oloton of Benin
Lamehi
Elema of Benin
Lagba
Ogiamien of Benin
Laire
Ogiefa of Benin
Larendo (Laidu)
Ine N’Igun of Benin
Delani (or Lani)
Osa of Benin
Delaiki (or Laiki)
(i) Osuan of Benin
Labo
(ii) Enogie of Ugo N’Iyekorhionmwon
(iii) Osenugba
(iv) Odionwere N’Idunmwun-Ebo
Iyase of Udo
Lagiewan
Enogie of Ugo N’Eki
Delakun (or Lakun)
Enogie of Ute
Lagite
Ise of Utekon
Laeru
Iyase of Uselu
Layede
Elawue of Usen
Delauhe (or Lauhe)
Ezima (of Ojima) of Okeluhen
Layeru
Enogie of Uvbe
Lauvbe
Enogie of Ehor
Delaehon (or Laeho)
Eholor of Igieduma
Delaihon (or Laihon)
Olokhunmwun
Delagun (or Lagun)
Umodu
Lamodu
Emezi
Lamezi
Eni of Uzae (Ijare)
Lamote
Aide
Laide
Olumoru
Lamoru
Oloke
Laloke
Ughe
Laughe
Igie
Laigie
Ugha
Laughe
Ohenukoni of Evbiekoi
Delaihe (or Laihe)
Enogie of Irhue
Delalu (or Lalu)
Enogie of Evbokabua
Lavbiuwa
Emeri
Lameri
Agia
Lagia
Eze
Lamero
Emehe
Lamehe
Akpan
Delakpan ( or Lakpan)
Umolu
Lamolu
Ize
Laize
Umokun
Lamokun
Ureni
Lareni
Idu
Laidu
Iren
Lairen
Igiena
Laigena
Emekon
Lamekon
Enogie of Erua
Lagierua