n Journal of African Films & Diaspora Studies - Igbo people in diaspora and the survival of the Igbo nation : insights from Igbo Students Association, Delta State University, Abraka (Onye biara ije ga-ala)

Volume 2 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2516-2705
  • E-ISSN: 2516-2713



This paper examines the fate of Igbo people at home and Diaspora with particular reference to their language. The research method used was survey. The population was 200 made up of members of Igbo Students Association in Delta State University, Abraka, from which a random sample of 133 was selected based on Taro Yamane‟s formula. Data were analysed with comparisons of computed mean scores of values for responses emanating from a four-point Likert Scale viz: Strongly Agree = 4; Agree = 3; Disagree = 2 and Strongly Disagree = 1, against a bench mark mean of 2.50. The findings reveal that Igbo people are not in love with their language as many of them are not fluent in it and it is not the language of conversation in most homes. Majority would rather speak English, Pidgin or Yoruba, depending on where they were domiciled. Only a few could speak or write it without difficulty. The conclusion is that Igbo people should strive to ensure the survival of their language. It was recommended that every home should henceforth make Igbo their language of conversation.

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