Igbo language

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Igbo
Asụsụ Igbo
Native to Nigeria
Region southeastern Nigeria
Native speakers
24 million (2007)[1]
Standard forms
Standard Igbo[2]
Dialects Enuanị, Ngwa, Ohuhu, Ọnịchạ, Bonny-Opobo, Ọlụ, Owerre (Isuama), et al.
Latin (Önwu alphabet)
Igbo Braille
Official status
Official language in
 Nigeria
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated by Society for Promoting Igbo Language and Culture
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ig
ISO 639-2 ibo
ISO 639-3 ibo
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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. Retrieved 12-18-2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)