Facts about Ebira ethnic group
Igbira, often spelled Igbirra or Ebira, are people who live in the areas northeast and southwest of the Niger-Benue River confluence in central Nigeria.
Their language belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family and is classed as a Nupoid variant.
A dense, deciduous forest near the Niger and Benue rivers and a high savanna region away from the rivers are the two main ecosystems in the Igbira area.
The majority of Igbira have traditionally worked in agriculture, primarily growing yams but also beans, millet, and corn (maize). The rivers are used for fishing as well as transportation.
The majority of the trading is done by women, who sell both their own and their husbands’ produce.