The Igbo-speaking part of Rivers State and Delta State is a cultural and linguistic region located in the southern part of Nigeria. The region is known for its rich culture, traditions, and history, and is home to a significant population of the Igbo people. This publication can be found on Vanguard
The Igbo-speaking communities in Rivers State include Ikwerre, Ogba, and Ekpeye, while those in Delta State include Anioma, Ika, Ndokwa, and Oshimili. These communities share many cultural and linguistic similarities and are often grouped as the Igbo of the Niger Delta.
The Igbo language, also known as Ibo or Ebo, is the primary language spoken in this region. It is a tonal language with over 20 million speakers worldwide and is recognized as one of the four major languages in Nigeria.
The Igbo people in Rivers and Delta States have a rich cultural heritage, which is expressed through their music, dance, art, and religious practices. The region is known for its masquerades, which are a central part of the traditional festivals and ceremonies.
The Igbo-speaking communities in Rivers and Delta States have also contributed significantly to the political and economic development of Nigeria. Prominent Igbo politicians, such as Nnamdi Azikiwe and Chinua Achebe, have played important roles in shaping the country's history and culture.
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