Igbo ancestry of former Afro American Mayor of Atlanta confirmed 

We proudly maintain that 80% of the ancestors of Afro Americans of the Americas were of Igbo origin. Some came to America directly from Igbo Land. Others had to pass Igbo slave colonies in Angola, Congo, etc. 

The ones that came from Bight of Benin were the Lucumis, the Igbo Aborigines of Ile Ife in today’s Yoruba Land.

Indigenous Lucumi speakers can still be found in Aniocha North, in Igbo Land today, even though the language needs to be boosted.

​THE GREATER IGBO NATION – BY – ISHAQ D. AL-SULAIMANI

By

Ishaq D. Al-Sulaimani
Vernon (Alufiel) Grier, Ed.D

THE GREATER IGBO NATION(IDENTIFYING IGBO VARIANTS
DURING THE ERA OF THE SLAVE TRADE)
INTRODUCTION

It is universally recognized that Igbo is the correct spelling of the tribe that currently comprises the majority of the inhabitants of south-eastern Nigeria and of whom are readily associated with the Biafran revolution, however during the time of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade the”Igbo Nation “ was divided into a number of sub-tribe variant
identities which were most commonly expressed in the Egbo,Egba Ebo and Ibo forms. Continue reading