Igbo

Categories: Ethnicities

Ndi Igbo (“the Igbo people”) form a heterogeneous society in southeastern Nigeria and one of the largest single ethnicities in Africa. Relatively recent political forces (i.e. the wake of decolonization) forged a unified, strong identity for these historically fragmented and decentralized groups of farmers, craftsmen, and traders, which ultimately led to the short-lived Biafra secessionist republic.

Synonyms:
Eboe, Heebo, Ibo
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