The Igbo Cultural Perspective On Truth

The Igbo word for truth is ‘ezi okwu’. Ezi here is the shortform of ezigbo, which means good. Okwu means talk. So Igbos believe that what makes a talk good is not how good it sounds, but whether it is the truth.

The thoughtful Igbos furthermore believe that eziokwu bu ndu, meaning Truth is life. From this, it is clear that the Igbos value truth. They don’t want to hear lies that sound good. They want to hear the truth.

And we shall know the truth, and the truth shall set us free.

Published by OzoIgboNdu1 of Igbo Defender

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