Igbo, Ibo in Nigeria





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People Name General Igbo
People Name in Country Igbo, Ibo
Population in Nigeria 27,005,000
World Population 27,421,000
Countries 7
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ibo, Igbo, Upper, Onitsha, Ungwana, Upper
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Igbo
People Name General Igbo
Ethnic Code NAB59h
People ID 12189
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Abia state, Anambra state, Aguata, Anambra, Awka, Idemili, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi, and Onitsha LGAs; Enugu state, Awgu, Enugu, Ezeagu, Igo-Etiti, Igbo-Eze, Isi-Uzo, Nkanu, Nsukka, Udi, and Uzo-Uwani LGAs; Imo state; Rivers state, Ikwerre, Bonny, and Ahoad.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Igbo (27,005,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Igbo 27,005,000
For Primary Language: Igbo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1860-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1900-1981)
Complete Bible Yes   (1906-2006)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Bible Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Igbo Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
The Seed Company Translation Project Text / Printed Matter
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 37.00 %)
98.80 %
Ethnic Religions
0.20 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.90 %
Other / Small
0.10 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
30.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
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