Igbo language

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Asụsụ Igbo
Native to Nigeria
Region southeastern Nigeria
Native speakers 24 million  (2007)[1]
Language family
Standard forms
Standard Igbo[2]
Dialects Enuanị, Ngwa, Ohuhu, Ọnịchạ, Bonny-Opobo, Ọlụ, Owerre (Isuama), et al.
Writing system Latin (Önwu alphabet)
Igbo Braille
Official status
Official language in  Nigeria
Recognised minority language in  Equatorial Guinea[3]
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: |access-date= (help)