Igbo influence in Black American culture

Henri Christophe

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Yoruba and Igbo grammatical influences are in Haitian/Antillean Creole as well. Even the major influence is Fon/Ewe languages.

yeah - its funny cause the Fon & Yoruba were originally enemy nations for over 200+ years.... Now the cultures merged together via slavery.

That warrior spirit in Haiti comes from the Fon bloodline & the militaristic energy of the Dahomey. :wow:
 

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I can see there might be a connection between the food from both cultures, but language?

One culture has English as a language and the other has igbo. They are not even in the same family. Jamaican patois for example actually has some igbo words
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If anyone is interested, this research seems to be based on these book "High on the Hog," which I own:



Or the Netflix attempt at encapsulating it: https://www.netflix.com/title/81034518

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We got the fried chicken from Scottish people but the seasoning is straight African.

Definitely a lot of overlap in the cultures which shouldn't come as a surprise. We have a distinct American identity but Igbo (and other groups) played a part in it...since that's where our ancestors came from.
 

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This article was an attempt of the first episode of "High on the Hog " series. The series did it better. I'm sure the book did it even better than the episode.
 

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And here I’ve been thinking black eyed peas were peas and not beans.:ohhh:
 
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