Igbo language

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Asụsụ Igbo
Native toNigeria
Regionsoutheastern Nigeria
Native speakers
24 million (2007)[1]
Standard forms
Standard Igbo[2]
DialectsEnuanị, Ngwa, Ohuhu, Ọnịchạ, Bonny-Opobo, Ọlụ, Owerre (Isuama), et al.
Latin (Önwu alphabet)
Igbo Braille
Official status
Official language in
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated bySociety for Promoting Igbo Language and Culture
Language codes
ISO 639-1ig
ISO 639-2ibo
ISO 639-3ibo
Linguistic map of Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Igbo is spoken in southern Nigeria.
Igbo Traditional atire

Igbo is a language spoken in Nigeria. It is spoken by more than 18 million people. Igbo is a tonal language. The language is written in the Roman script.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. Heusing, Gerald (1999). Aspects of the morphology-syntax interface in four Nigerian languages. LIT erlag Münster. p. 3. ISBN 3-8258-3917-6.
  3. "World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - Equatorial Guinea : Overview". UNHCR. 20 May 2008. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2012.