The Homogeneity of Igbo Culture

Happiness C. Ogbu


The focus of this work is on the Igbo east of the Niger. Their territory lies within latitude 5-70 North and longitude 6-80east, covering an area of 4106.2 square kilometers, with a population density of 800 people per square kilometer. Excavations in Igbo territories reveal the existence of ancient Igbo settlement. The Igbo language has been spoken for four thousand years, a fact which attests the antiquity of Igbo culture. The cultural complex of the Igbo people are found all over Igbo land in one form or another. This study reconstructs the cultural history of the Igbo people. The objective was to infield and showcase the Igbos as homogenous in their culture. The methodology relied on recorded and documented materials and literature. It also used data derived from archaeological and the distribution of material culture, diagrams/maps and other non-material culture complexes that occur in the Igbo land.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n6p393

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