About The Igbos Of Jamaica

Igbo people were taken in relatively high numbers to Jamaica as slaves, so it’s no surprise that there’s some in Igbo language in the Jamaican Patois language.

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Never heard about the Igbo People of Jamaica? There is in fact a group of people in Jamaica called “Red Ibo” because of the light skinned nature of the original Igbo slaves.
The “Red Ibo” or “Red Eboe” was used to refer to the Igbo slaves in Jamaica because of their light skin. Igbo slaves were also distinguished physically by their fair or “yellow” skin tones.

Today, in Jamaica, “red eboe” is used to describe people with light skin tones with African features. Continue reading