1.Apart from Delta state and Bayelsa, they also occupy Ondo, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State
2.The Ijaw were one of the first of Nigeria’s peoples to have contact with Westerners
3.Extensive state-government sponsored overseas scholarship programs in the 1970s and 1980s led to a significant presence of Ijaw professionals in Europe and North America
4.The Ijaw are known to practice ritual acculturation (enculturation), whereby an individual from a different, unrelated group undergoes rites to become Ijaw. An example of this is Jaja of Opobo, the Igbo slave who rose to become a powerful Ibani (Bonny) chief in the 19th century.
5.Long before after the colonial era, the Ijaw people traveled by wooded boats and canoes to Cameroun, Ghana and other West African countries.
6.Ijaws speak 9 Niger-Congo languages originating from the Ijoid branch of the Niger-Congo tree.
7.The first African to win the “miss world” pageantry(2001) is Agbani Darego who happens to be an ijaw woman