The Igbo people are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria. Geographically, the Igbo homeland is divided into two unequal sections by the Niger River – an eastern and a western section. The Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.
Igbo (English: /ˈɪɡboʊ/; Igbo: Ásụ̀sụ̀ Ị̀gbò [ásʊ̀sʊ̀ ɪ̀ɡ͡bòː] ( listen)) is the principal native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group of southeastern Nigeria.
The language has approximately 44 million speakers, who live mostly in Nigeria and are primarily of Igbo descent.
Language family: Niger–Congo > Atlantic–Co…
Region: Eastern Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea
Native to: Nigeria
Standard forms: Standard Igbo