Is Isoko an Igbo?

The work reveals that the Isoko people have mixed origin from essentially Igboland, east of the Niger, and secondary migration from neighbouring Benin and Ijaw. There is also evidence of bi-directional migration and settlements from Isoko area to people other areas, including Benin and Igboland, west of the Niger.
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What tribe is Isoko?

Isoko, people of the northwestern part of the Niger delta in Nigeria, speaking a language of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family. The term Sobo is used by ethnographers as a cover term for both the Isoko and their neighbours the Urhobo, but the two groups remain distinct from one another.
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Is Isoko an ethnic group?

The Isokos are a unique people found in Delta State, the heart of the Niger Delta. It is a district ethnic group made of nineteen (19) clans with a total of about 2.1 million people. The Isokos are a peaceful people as there are no records or history of conflicts or wars between them and their neighbours in the past.
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Who are the Isoko people of Nigeria?

Isoko people are an ethnolinguistic group who inhabit the Isoko region of Delta State, and Bayelsa State Nigeria. They are people of southern Nigeria, near the northwestern Niger delta. Delta State and Bayelsa State are part of the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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Is Urhobo related to Igbo?

According to a Nigerian professor of government at the University of Texas in Houston, the Urhobo are inhabitants of the Delta State (9 Feb. 1993). The professor emphasized that the Urhobo are not a sub-group of the Igbo but rather an autonomous ethnic group.
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Are Delta Igbos?

Information. Delta State is a state in Nigeria, comprising mainly Igbo (Anioma people), Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri. The whole ethnic-groups that comprise the Delta are administratively grouped into three senatorial districts namely Delta North, Delta South and Delta Central for easy administrative purposes.
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Is Asaba Igbo?

Igbo people constitute 63% of the total population of Asaba,and are indigenous to Asaba. Since becoming the administrative capital of Delta State, Asaba has grown in population to over half a million people. Today, it maintains a cosmopolitan population of predominantly non-indigenous people.
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Is Isoko from Urhobo?

For many years, most historians, linguists and cultural anthropologists are of the opinion that Isoko is just a dialect and a cultural unit of Urhobo. In fact, this was upheld by the British that these two ethnic groups were once referred to as the "Sobo" people.
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What is the meaning of Isoko?

The name Isoko is primarily a female name of Japanese origin that means Beach, Shore, Child.
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How many clans are in Isoko?

There are eleven communities in Isoko South, and each of them are subdivided into several clans. Communities inhabiting Isoko South include the Aviara, Olomoro, Emede, Enhwe, Erowha, Igbide, Irri, Okpolo, Oleh, Delta, Umeh and Uzere.
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How do they greet in Isoko?

Greetings. The natural way to say good morning and good afternoon in Isoko language is, mẹrigwọ or mẹrigwẹ. That is how you greet an older person.
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What is thank you in Isoko language?

“THANK YOU.” “WHẸ KOBIRUO.”
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What language is Isoko?

The Isoko Languageis an Edoid language, one of the languages in Delta State spoken by the Isoko people in Isoko South, North and part of Ndokwa East Local Government Areasof Delta State, Southern part of Nigeria in Niger Delta region. It is also spoken in some part of Bayelsa.
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Who are the Urhobos in Nigeria?

With over one million indigenes and hundreds of communities scattered across Delta state, the Urhobo ethnic group is believed to be one of the major ethnic group in Nigeria. And though they're the majority in Delta state, they are not the only tribe inhabiting the state.
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What is the history of Isoko Kingdom?

"Oral history has it that the first group of Isoko ancestors migrated from Benin kingdom in about 1600 AD at the same time as the ancestors of Aboh. The ancestors in this first group were EROWHA (The Senior), UZERE, and OKPE.
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What is I love you in Isoko?

jw2019. I love you!” Me you owhai.”
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Where is Isoko located in Nigeria?

Isoko is a region of Delta State and Bayelsa state in southern Nigeria and is inhabited by an ethnic group of the same name, the Isoko people. The region is divided into two Local Government Areas, Isoko North (headquartered at Ozoro) and Isoko South (headquartered at Oleh).
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Where did the Ijaws come from?

Its origination is in the highlands of the Fouta Djallon Plateau in western Guinea 150 miles (240 kilometres) from the Atlantic Ocean. The Niger River is Africa's third longest river covering approximately 2,600 miles or 4185 kilometres. It flows northeast into Mali.
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Which tribe is the majority in Delta State?

Delta State is predominantly inhabited by the Urhobo, Ukwani, Isoko, Anioma, Ijaw, Ika, Aniocha-Oshimili, Itsekiri and the Olukumi people. The population of other groups in the state are negligible. The Urhobo-Isoko are the most predominant people inhabiting the state and currently more than 2.6million.
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Are Itsekiri Yorubas?

Classification. Itsekiri is most closely related to the Yoruba dialects of south western Nigeria with which it shares close similarity in grammar, lexicon and syntax. Itsekiri represents one end of a continuum of Yoruba dialects from the northern Yoruba lands of Oyo and Offa to the western reaches of the Niger-Delta.
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Is Agbor an Igbo town?

Agbor is an Igbo kingdom in Ika South, Delta State, Nigeria. The indigenes of Agbor town are Ika. Agbor remains the largest of Ika communities with close geographical proximity to Benin City. Its constant wars with Benin are well-known.
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Are Anioma people Igbo?

Anioma are Igbo communities in Delta State. They occupy Delta North Senatorial District, which consists of the Enuani (Oshimili/Aniocha), Ika, and Ukwuani/Ndokwa linguistic zones of Delta State. Anioma means "Good Land" in the Igbo language and it has an estimated total population of approximately 1.8 million people.
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Are there Igbos in Edo State?

Igbanke is an Ika people community in Edo State, Nigeria. Ika is a mixture of Edo and Igbo dialects. Igbanke was founded by migrants from the old Benin Kingdom, notably from Benin, Agbor and Esan. There are Enogie in all communities in Igbanke.
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Is Warri A Igbo?

The major people in Warri city are the Urhobo, Itsekiri and Ijaw. However, due to its urban status, there is a large influx of people from all over the country, most notably the Igbos.
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Is ikwerre part of Igbo?

The Ikwerre are a subgroup of the Igbo people of Nigeria. They are descendants from an Igbo migration from Awka and Orlu areas towards the south.
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