TRAVEL MAP TO IGBOLAND “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. As a young man of eighteen he had brought honor to his village by throwing Amanlinze the Cat.” (1) IGBO TRIBE The Igbo tribe is the second largest tribe in Southern Nigeria. Igbolandhas a total land area of 15,800 square miles. European contact with the Igbo began with the arrival of the Portuguese in the mid-fifteenth century. Igbo people became slaves and were sent to the New World. On October 1, 1960, Nigeria became it’s own nation .