Ijaw

Categories: Ethnicities

Indigenous to the Niger Delta of Nigeria, this maritime people is comprised of subgroups like the Ibani, Okrika, Kalabari, Nemba, and Akassa. Migrant fishermen, sea traders, the Ijaw were one of the first of Nigeria’s peoples to have contact with Westerners.

Synonyms:
Djo, Idjo, Idsho, Idzo, Ije, Ijoh, Ijo, Ijos, Ujo
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