Ezaa people

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Ezza (Ezaa)
Total population
~about 1,300,000 (2018 projection)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Nigeria about 1,300,000 (2018 projection)[1]
Igbo language

Ezaa or Ezza is a northeastern Igbo sub-group, in Ebonyi State, southeastern Nigeria.[2][3] The Ezaa are direct descendants of Ezekuna, and his wife, Anyigo. They are therefore, often referred to as Ezaa Ezekuna.[4] The group is found at the north of Afikpo.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Project - Great Commission Status of the Igbo Cluster". Joshua Project.
  2. ^ a b Falola, Toyin (2009). "Resistance by Violence". Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p. 38.
  3. ^ Olson, James Stuart (1996). The Peoples of Africa: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 234. ISBN 0313279187.
  4. ^ Alagoa, Ebiegberi Joe (1988). The Early History of the Niger Delta. Buske Verlag. p. 92. ISBN 3-87118-848-4. Retrieved 2008-12-19.