Thursday, 17 October 2019

Top 10 Facts About The Igbo Ethnic Group 

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The Igbo Ethnic Group is one of the most popular

tribe in Africa,here are some quick facts about the Igbo's that you probably never knew until now. 

Igbo Ethnic Group is one of the 3 major ethnic group in Nigeria.

Quick Facts About The Igbo Ethnic Group
  • 1. Igbo people are known to be living in the southeast section of Nigeria. It can't be pinpointed where the Igbo's come from,there is even a speculation that they come from Isreal.
  • 2. The most important food crop is the yam,the Igbo's even organize yam festivals.
  • 3. The Igbo ethnic group fought against the Nigerian government during the Nigerian Civil War that took place between 1967 to 1970,the ethnic group wanted their own country which they called Biafra. 
  • 4. The Igbo's outside Nigeria can also be found in other African countries such as Cameroon,Gabon,Equatorial Guinea and South Africa.
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  • 5. Despite the set back caused by the civil war,the Igbo's are still one of the most successful Nigerian tribe,they are experienced business people and are among the most educated tribe in Nigeria.
  • 6. A lot of Igbo people can be found in Maryland USA due to it's strong professional job market. 
  • 7. The Igbos are predominantly Christians,they can be found in Enugu,Imo,Ebonyi,Anambra and Abia state.
  • 8. After the civil w*ar the Igbo's faced discrimination at the hands of other ethnic groups. Some Igbo subgroups such as the Ikwerre ethnic group that can be found in Rivers state started dissociating themselves from the larger Igbo population after the war to avoid discrimination.
  • 9. The Igbo's are responsible for the creation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which is the vocal group seeking for the creation of Biafra,IPOB is also responsible for a radio station named Radio Biafra. 
  • 10. It's prohibited for Children to call elders by their names in the Igbo tradition,this is considered disrespectful,a younger person is required to greet elders when seeing them for the first time in the day. 
Bonus:
  • 11. Igbo men are known to practice polygamy,they usually marry one wife.
  • 12. They are also known to be found mostly in these cities around the world,these cites include London,Houston,Tokyo,Baltimore,Chicago,Detroit, Seattle,Atlanta,Maryland,Washington D.C,Accra,Guangdong etc.
  • 13. The Igbo's are known to be business savvy,hard working and talented,popular American preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes traced his origin back to the Igbo's,his DNA 
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  • when analyzed showed that he descended from the Igbos,his Y chromosome showed dubious-discuss,also American actors Paul Robeson,Forest Whitaker,Blair Underwood have traced their roots back to the Igbo people. 
  • 14. There was a publication by an American journal which claims that the Igbo's are the most intelligent and successful tribe from Africa living in America. 


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