I've done some research within the past on this, but never finalized it, and i would like to get some knowledge and info from you brothers and sisters on here, who are more sharp on the genetic front about afrikan american ancestral descented ties to the igbo/nigeria and yoruba. I found this little summary, i found interestting, and makes me want to do some more deep research: Igbo Americans, or Americans of Igbo ancestry, (Igbo: Igbo nke Amerika) are citizens of the United States who can claim whole or significant ancestry from the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. The vast majority of Igbo Americans have arrived in America by force through the Atlantic slave trade. Many African Americans of significant Igbo ancestry do not know that they have this ancestry. The Igbo were one of the common ethnic groups found amongst enslaved Africans in the United States. Another way the Igbo have arrived in America is through migration, one of the reasons being Nigeria's poor infrastructure and the effects of the Nigerian-Biafran War. In the United States Igbo slaves were usually referred to as Ibo or Ebo (sometimes spelled Eboe), a corruption of their native name. Some Igbo slaves were also referred to as 'bites', denoting their Bight of Biafra origin, and their name were sometimes given to them denoting their origin such as Bonna for a slave that arrived through Bonny. Their presence in the United States was met with mixed feelings by American plantation owners. Till today there is a very small amount of African Americans with 'Ebo' as their surname.