Our mission is to share and grow
the world’s knowledge
of all things Igbo.
Why IGBO ENGINE Exists
IGBO ENGINE’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge of the Igbo culture and people. A vast amount of the knowledge that would be valuable to many people is currently only available to a few — either locked in people’s heads, or only accessible to select groups. In 2006 the United Nations (UNESCO) predicted that the Igbo Language is among the languages that will go extinct in 50 years. We want to connect the people who have the knowledge to the people who need it, to bring together people from different perspectives and Igbo dialects so they can share the Igbo language and culture with each other better, and to empower everyone to learn and to the rest of the world.
Gather Around a Question
The heart of IGBO ENGINE is questions — questions about language, questions about culture, questions about food, questions about fashion, and questions that provide other insights into the Igbo language and people. IGBO ENGINE is a place where you can ask questions you are curious about and get answers that are amazing.
IGBO ENGINE has only one version of each question. It doesn’t have a northern version, a southern version, a western version, and an eastern version. IGBO ENGINE brings together people from different worlds to answer the same question, in the same place — and to learn from each other. We want IGBO ENGINE to be the place to voice your opinion because IGBO ENGINE is where the debate is happening. We want the IGBO ENGINE answer to be the definitive answer for everybody forever.
Understand The Igbo Culture and The People In It
IGBO ENGINE has content you will feel good about having read. IGBO ENGINE helps you understand why the Igbo world works the way it does, and why the people behave the way they do. IGBO ENGINE provides a personalized feed of insightful answers to questions you hadn’t realized you should ask.
IGBO ENGINE’s answers come from people who really understand Igbo and have first-hand knowledge. IGBO ENGINE is the place to read knowledge packed posts like the common Igbo greetings, and the official Igbo alphabets, and why the Igbo language substitutes “l” and “r” based on dialect. IGBO ENGINE is the place to read inspiring Igbo people directly answering the questions people most wanted them to answer. IGBO ENGINE is where you can read important insights that have never been shared anywhere else, from people you could never reach any other way.