Apart From Nigeria, See Other Countries With An Igbo Indigenous Population

The Igbo, sometimes referred to as Ibo, are one of the largest single ethnic groups in Africa. Most Igbo speakers are based in southeast Nigeria, where they make up almost 20% of the population Nigeria population; they can also be found in significant numbers in Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Some are also found outside Africa as a result of Slave Trade. Their language is also called Igbo.

Igbos In Equatorial Guinea

Equitorial Guinea is located at the Eastern end of the Gulf of Guinea, West coast of Africa, the only African country situated in the middle of the ocean, outside African map separated by water, the only Spanish speaking.

Among the tribes are the Igbo people who also inhabit South Eastern Nigeria, off the Bight of Biafra, the Bubi and Fang ethnic groups and among other tribes.

The Igbo, as official declared largest after Fang and Bubi tribes, occupy a small area in Bioko, their communities are small compared to Bubi and Fang as 2012 report in Bioko stated.

‘The Igbo of Equatorial Guinea, numbering about 33,500, are No Longer unreached. They are part of the Igbo people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc, this group, though a minority of people rank third largest in Equatorial Guinea, a country with total population of 1.2 million people. Their primary language is Igbo. The primary religion practiced by the Igbo is marginal Christianity, a form of religion with roots in Christianity but not theologically Christian.

Igbos In Haiti

On every Igbo Day in Haiti, a country situated around the Caribbean Island, the Haitian god attributed to the Nigerian Igbos called Igbo Loa or Ibo Loa is appeased in accordance with the culture and tradition of the people of the eastern part of Nigeria.

The presence of the Igbo culture through the worship of Igbo Loa from the Igbo land in the Caribbean has actually confirmed the incidence as factual.

Every year, celebration of the Igbo Loa deity, the Incantation in Igbo language took over the scenario, the Igwes from the Igbo Shrine in Haiti appeased the souls of the dead Igbo heroes singing in the Igbo language, the spirit of the dead African and Igbo slaves, heroes were honored with dances, songs and rituals.

Igbos In Cameroon

Igbos are one of the major inhabitants of southern Cameroon, with about 113,000. 75% of them being Christians and speak Igbo as their language.

Igbos In Jamaica

Igbo people in Jamaica were shipped by Europeans onto the island between the 18th and 19th centuries as enslaved labour on plantations. Igbo people constituted a large portion of the African population enslaved people in Jamaica. Some slave censuses detailed the large number of enslaved Igbo people on various plantations throughout the island on different dates throughout the 18th century. Their presence was a large part in forming Jamaican culture, Igbo cultural influence remains in language, dance, music, folklore, cuisine, religion and mannerisms.

Source: wap.org.ng

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