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Ikwo people

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Total population
Regions with significant populations
 Nigeria 600,000
Ikwo language

The Ikwo is a subgroup of the Igbo people who live in southeastern Nigeria.[1] The area is rich in mineral resources, and the ancestors of today's inhabitants developed bronze-casting techniques over a thousand years ago, some found in the town of Igbo Ukwu. The creativity and technical skill demonstrated by those early Igbo bronze, metal and terra cotta crafters is recognized as among the finest in the history of the world.[2] They number around 600,000.

Ikwo language is spoken in Ebonyi and Cross River.

Notable Indigenes[edit]

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  1. ^ Olson, James Stuart (1996). The Peoples of Africa: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 234. ISBN 0313279187.
  2. ^ Abakaliki Bible Cluster | Ikwo Archived 2009-01-06 at the Wayback Machine