5 interesting facts about Igbo people of Jamaica, number 3 is amazing

5 interesting facts about Igbo people of Jamaica, number 3 is amazing

There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigerians are in different places around the world as the country has one of the biggest black populations in the globe.

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The Igbos are among the country’s ethnic groups that have found a home in other places as they can also be found in Jamaica. These people are popularly referred to as the “Igbo people of Jamaica”.

History Post: 7 interesting facts about Igbo people of Jamaica
The Igbos in Jamaica have a strong spirit and have in history resisted subjection.
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Drawing resource from The Guardian and Wikipedia, Legit.ng compiled some of the interesting things to know about this set of people below:

1. They came into the country between 1790 and 1809

The Guardian gathered that the Igbos were kidnapped into slave trade and some of them were shipped to the Caribbean Island in the foreign country.

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2. Igbos influenced a great part of the Jamaican culture

Due to the fact that they did not find the Jamaican language easy, the people introduced their words into the country’s patios. Words like “unu” and “soso” were created by the Igbos.

3. The Igbos introduced some festivals in Jamaica

Traditional events such as new yam festival and masquerade celebrations were heavily brought into the Jamaican culture by them. One of the festivals is credited to Njoku Ji.

4. The 1815 conspiracy

During slave trade era, 250 people made a decision to take the lives of their colonial masters to show that they could no more bear the burden of being slaves.

5. Igbos set their rules during slave trades

According to Wikipedia, while the Igbos were slaves, they never tolerated marginalisation. The people created a set of unwritten rules that plantation owners had to adhere to.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that whenever references are being made to the Igbo village in the United States, it will be a disservice to Professor Akuma-Kalu Njoku if his name is omitted.

The Igbo village was built in 2010 in the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, with the help of Professor Njoku who is a renowned academic in the North American country.

Professor Njoku was contacted in 2003 by the staff of the museum who had heard a lot about him and they wanted him to be the principal consultant for the Igbo Farm Village project.

Source: Legit.ng

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