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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Efik
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
Region: Akwa Ibom State, Itu, Uyo, Etinan, Ikot Abasi, Ikono, Ekpe-Atai, Uruan, Onna, Nsit-Ubium, and Mkpat Enin LGAs.
Countries Where Spoken: 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 (1998 B. Connell).
Countries Where Official: Nigeria
Native Speakers: 1,500,000
Speakers Total: 2,000,000
Phrasebase members who speak Ibibio at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Ibibio at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Ibibio: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Ibibio: 0
Three Letter Code: IBB
Alternative Names: none
Summary: Several dialects. Efik is decreasing in use as literary language. Ibibio is the main trade language of Akwa Ibom State. Used in university courses. Trade language. Dictionary. Grammar. SVO. Roman. Radio programs, TV. Christian.

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