In Nigeria, Igbos inhabit an area referred to as Igboland, which is divided into two sections along the lower River Niger. They live in most or all parts of five states: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, as well as minor parts of Delta, Rivers and Benue states.
Igbo, also called Ibo, people living chiefly in southeastern Nigeria who speak Igbo, a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern, southern, western, eastern or Cross River, and northeastern.
listen)) are a meta-ethnicity native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria and also Equatorial Guinea. There has been much speculation about the origins of the Igbo people, as it is unknown how exactly the group came to form.
While many Igbo members are primarily Christian, specifically Roman Catholic, most Yoruba people are followers of Christianity and Islam, almost equally. Some Yoruba people also adhere to traditional tribal religious beliefs.
Linguistic map of Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Igbo is spoken in southern Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Haiti,Barbados, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, it also supplied a large chunk of words to the Jamaican Patois. This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
The Igbo are one of Nigeria’s largest ethnic groups. Among them is a minority of practicing Jews who believe they are descended from the “lost tribes” of Israel.
The Ikwerre (natively known as Iwhuruọha) is widely regarded as one of the Igbo groups in Rivers State. They are considered as a part of the larger Igbo ethnic group.
Nigeria is the most populous black nation on Earth. It is home to the second largest film industry on the globe whilst also being the fashion, technological and creative hub in Africa. Nigerians are known for their vibrant and friendly energy expressed through diverse creative expressions.
The world is increasingly recording high cases of endangered languages. Endangered language is a language that is at risk of falling out of use as its speakers die out or shift to speaking another language. Igbo language is falling out of the communication choice of many Igbo people.
The Benin Empire (1440–1897; called Bini by locals) was a pre-colonial African state in what is now modern Nigeria. It should not be confused with the modern-day country called Benin, formerly called Dahomey.
Kingdom of Nri The Nsukka-Awka-Orlu axis is said to be the oldest area of Igbo settlement and therefore, homeland of the Igbo people.
Haiti. Haiti had many Igbo slaves. There is still the Creole saying of Nou se Igbo (We are Igbos ). Aspects of Haitian culture that exhibit this can be seen in the loa, a Haitian loa (or deity) created by the in the ] religion.
Most Nigerian Christians are Protestant (broadly defined) though about a quarter are Catholic. Nigeria has the largest Muslim and Christian population in sub-Saharan Africa. Islam dominates the north and has a number of supporters in the southwestern, Yoruba part of the country.
The three biggest ethnic groups in Nigeria, according to the 2008 DHS, are Hausa (22.5 %), Yoruba (18 %), and Igbo (15.5 %). Fulani and Ijaw/Izon comprise only 6 and 4 % of the population, respectively.
NEEDS (2004) described Nigeria as a multi-ethnic society, with a value system that is derived from the diversity of its people, religion and culture. These core values NEEDS identified include respect for elders, honesty and accountability, co-operation, industry, discipline, self-confidence and moral courage.