- The Igbo people are called Ńdị́ Ìgbò.
- An Igbo person is called Ónyé Ìgbò.
- The home land of the Igbo people is Àlá Ìgbò.
- The culture of the Igbo people is Òménààlá Ìgbò.
- The language of the Igbo people is Ásụ̀sụ́ Ìgbò.
- Igbo is one of the three major Nigerian languages, along with Hausa and Yoruba.
- The Igbo language has many different varieties spoken across Abia, Anambra, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Rivers States of Nigeria.
- These varieties are known as Ólú Ńdị̄ - The People’s Dialects.
- The variety of Igbo spoken in pan-Igbo gatherings, in the media and also taught in schools is called Ìgbó Ìzùgbé - Standard Igbo.
- The population of the Igbo people in their homeland is estimated to be between 20-30 million, with many more millions scattered all around the world, in different fields of endeavour.
- Igbo people are among the best educated folks in Africa.
- Yet, regretably, Igbo language is today threatened by a total eclipse as a result of a serious neglect by its own people.
Some Useful Igbo Links
The Igbo NewYam Festival
Igbo People - Encyclopedia
Igbo People - New worldEncyclopedia
Igbo Traditional Wedding
Igbo Traditional Marriage