So You Say,Who Are The IGBOs?
The IGBOs are people from the south eastern parts of NIGERIA. They make up Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo states, as well as, parts of Delta, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states.
Today, you will find them in every corner of the world in pursuit of wealth and education. They are mostly Christians and others with indigenous beliefs. They engage in mostly monogamous marriages according to the Christian teaching with small minority especially those with indigenous beliefs who still engage in polygamous marriages.
According to the ETHNOLOGUE language database, over 15 million people speak the Igbo language. According to Nigeria estimates, they are over 25 million people. That represents about 20 percent of the total Nigeria population.
The Igbos are known for their trademarks such as:
>> Relentless competition in pursuit of knowledge and wealth
>> Willing to make it in any corner of the globe
>> Skilled in turning nothing or very little into a lot
>> Very family and community centric
>> Does not wait for central governments to fund major infrastructures such as roads, schools, etc.
We live and enjoy our culture ... from the men's masquerade groups to the instruments we use. Not forgetting our women's cultural groups. We stay grounded in the culture we are so proud of. Listed below are some web links to get you involved.
>> Learn About Our Umunna Men's Cultural Masquerade Group
>> Learn About Our About Umunna Women's Cultural Dance Group
>> Please click here to view the pictures of our three masquerade and listen to the unique rhythm of each masquerade
>> Authentic Igbo Musical Instruments.
>> Samples of Igbo Musicians
Please visit these other IGBO sites to satisfy your interests
Be sure to check back often as we'll continue to update this list.
>> Igbo Cultural Association of Michigan - an association of Igbos in the southern Michigan area.
>> Umunne Cultural Association - is an organization of Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria living in the great state of Minnesota.
>> To learn about other Igbo organizations or to purchase Igbo books
>> Rediscovering Our Lost Igbo Brethren
>> Traditional Marriage among the Igbos of Nigeria
You can reach the association by snail mail at:
Umunna Cultural Association Of Indianapolis
P. O. BOX 1312
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1312
OR by speed mail at:
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