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The festive masquerades of Igbo people

Apart from the language, the traditions and culture are also some other endangered heritage of the Igbo peoples. One of the branches of this culture that is fast ebbing away is the mmanwu culture, the masquerade culture. Mmanwu is a traditional masquerade of the Igbos, to whom it used to be a major form of...


Igbo Culture and Socialization

There have been cases among the Igbos of titled men of great standing. In most cases, however, such a conversion deserves to be described as a miracle of grace because it meant dismissing extra wives, thus breaking up normal home life and surrendering much of one’s social standing, and denying oneself of many of the...


Igbo People

PRONUNCIATION: EE-bo ALTERNATE NAMES: Ibo LOCATION: Southern Nigeria (Igboland) POPULATION: 5.5 million LANGUAGE: Igbo (Kwa subfamily of the Niger-Congo language family) RELIGION: Tribal religion 1 • INTRODUCTION The Igbo are the second largest group of people living in southern Nigeria. They are socially and culturally diverse, consisting of many subgroups. Although they live in scattered...