Nigerian Igbo Culture, Religion, Origin and History

The Igbo are the second largest group of people living in southern Nigeria. They are one of the three major tribes in Nigeria. They consist of many subgroups and are known to be socially and culturally diverse. Although Igbos are mostly Christians today, they have a deep and original culture.

Igbo culture includes the various customs, practices and traditions of the people. It comprises ancient practices as well as modern concepts added into the Igbo culture either through evolution or outside influences. These customs and traditions include the Igbo people’s visual art, religious beliefs, birth, maraige and death rituals, use of language, music and dance forms, as well as their attire, cuisine(food) and language dialects.

The culture of the Igbos modify the thoughts, speech, actions and artifacts of the Igbos so much that the Igbos are easily distinguished from other ethnic groups. How a culture survives depends on the peoples capacity to learn and transmit it to succeeding generations. The Igbo culture expresses itself in the customs, beliefs, war, burial, social norms, religion, racial, social and material traits of the Igbos

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igbo culture and British colonization

The cultural beauty and dignity Igbos lost to British colonization

Before the incursion of Europeans(British colonialist) into Igbo land, we ...
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Some Holidays And Festivals The Igbos Celebrate

In the Igbo culture, the Ibo people celebrate lots of ...
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A list of the hottest and most popular traditional dances in Igbo land

These are some of the most popular traditional dances in ...
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What is the Significance of Childbirth in Igboland?

Among the Igbos, nothing is comparable to a childbirth. Each ...
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igbo origin

A look at 2 Different historical accounts about the Origin of the Igbo tribe?

Several historians of Igbo culture have written various accounts concerning ...
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igbo traditional attire

Igbo Traditional Attires of the Past

Igbo Traditional Attires The Igbo traditional attire of the past ...
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History: How Igbos Came to Nigeria and Settled in the South-East

Eri, the father of all Igbos, who hailed from Israel ...
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new yam festival

Iwaji Abba: Ancient Festival Made Modern

Master story teller and literary giant, Prof. Chinua Achebe, depicted the ...
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Igbos and Culture of Playing Under Moonlight (Egwu Onwa)

Many decades ago; cinema, gramophone, radio, television, and internet services ...
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Comparative Study Of Igbo and Israel In Print

THE widespread notion that the Igbo of the South Eastern ...
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new yam festival

New Yam Festival in Igbo Culture

New yam festival is one of the most prominent annual ...
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female chieftancy title in igboland

Taking a female chieftaincy title in Igbo land

Taking a female chieftaincy title in Igbo land used to ...
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