Nigerian History Igbo culture

The Igbo tribe in Nigeria stands as the largest Jewish tribe and ethnic group. They are often considered as the "Lost Tribe of Israel."

For Nigeria, agriculture developed independently as early as 5000 BCE. A point of cultural influences was from the Upper Niger Valley, a plateau area around Jos.

3000 BCE, plateau people, possibly, Bantu people, dominated Sub-Saharan Africa. Thus developing complex societies and an advance south. In 1963 the country became a republic.

Throughout history, the Igbo tribe of Nigeria has suffered a tragedy known as the "Igbo Landing Mass Suicide," which happened in 1803.

This massacre occurred in Georgia, US. Captive Igbo people during slave trading refused to submit and become slaves. This resulted in their captors being drowned. Once the landing occurred, it is unknown as to why the revolt happened, but it is attributed as an important and symbolic event in the resistance of African Americans.

This event in history caused many myths and folklores about the Igbo tribe of Nigeria.


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