Igbo Union

Of Washington State

Igbo Day Event

This event is held annually

in May or June.  Next year's Igbo Day  (2023)  details are coming soon


Monthly General Meeting

Second Saturday of Every Month 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Venue: Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Avenue NE 
Seattle, WA 98125

(No meetings in January)

Every other month, our meetings are online, on TEAMs video conferencing. Contact us if you are not on our communication list so we confirm meeting information to you


Igbo Center Executive Message

Please click on the below button to read an important message from the Executive officers about the Igbo Community Center


Igbo Union of Washington State, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria resident in the Seattle metropolitan area of the State of Washington.


The Seattle area where we are located is also the proud home of a number of world-renowned corporations such as Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com, Nordstroms, RealNet, Intel and Starbucks. 

The Igbo Union of Washington State was established for the purpose of promoting our cultural heritage, fostering the understanding of the same, and for strengthening the unity among the Igbo, Nigerian, African, American people and the general public at large.


Origin of the Igbo People
A lot of views have been proffered as to the true origin of the Igbos, but none of the theories have been proven beyond reasonable doubt. For this reason, material presented here does not suggest a complete understanding of how the Igbos originated.  Rather, the different views will be summarized here. Read more

The Igbos - Quick Facts

The Igbo make up the second largest group of people in southern Nigeria. They are a socially and culturally diverse population, living in the southeastern part of the country. The Igbo consist of many subgroups, all speaking one language [1], called Igbo. In Nigeria today, Igboland is roughly made up of... Read more

Recent Igbo History and Formation of Identity

Before British colonialism, the Igbo were a politically fragmented group. There were variations in culture such as in art styles, attire and religious practices. Various subgroups were organized by clan, lineage, village affiliation, and dialect [2]. There were not many centralized chiefdoms, hereditary aristocracy..
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Igbo Proverbs and their Meanings

An Igbo proverb, opines one of the Igbo prominent sons, Chinua Achebe, "is the palm oil with which words are eaten." Igbo proverbs are not only central to the propagation of Igbo culture, they are in fact the foremost factor in formal and familiar speeches and in other forms of popular communication [1]... Read more


Conversational Igbo Language Learning Series

Tutor: Igbo Made Easy 

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Igbo Language Fundamentals

Tutor: Igbo Made Easy

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Are you an Igbo residing in Washington State's Pacific Northwest?

We'd be happy to have you join us. Contact us today or attend our next general meeting