Igbo fowk

The Igbo fowk, eften spelled an pronoonced "Ibo" (acause the Europeans haed difficulty makin the /ɡ͡b/ soond),[2] are an ethnic group o soothren Nigerie directly indigenous tae East an Wast o the lawer Niger River, wi very significant population foond in the eastren side o the river.[3]

Igbo fowk
Ṇ́dị́ Ìgbò
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Tot population
(c. 32 million (est.))
Regions wi signeeficant populations
Nigerie: 32 million (2015)[1]
Primarily Christianity, sometimes syncretised wi indigenous Igbo releegion an belief seestems
Relatit ethnic groups
ither Cross River groups o sootheastren Nigerie (Ibibio, Efik, Annang, Ogoni); mair remotely the YEAI group within Volta-Niger.


  1. Nigeria Archived 2020-08-31 at the Wayback Machine at CIA World Factbook: "Igbo 18%" out of a population of 177 million (2014 estimate)
  2. Isichei, Elizabeth (1978). Igbo Worlds. Institute for the Study of Human Issues.
  3. Chigere, Nkem Hyginus (2000). Foreign Missionary Background and Indigenous Evangelization in Igboland: Igboland and The Igbo People of Nigeria. Transaction Publishers, USA. p. 17. ISBN 3-8258-4964-3. Retrieved 17 Januar 2016.