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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Kwa
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
Region: Abia State, Anambra State, Aguata, Anambra, Awka, Idemili, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi, and Onitsha LGAs; Enugu State, Awgu, Enugu, Ezeagu, Igo-Etiti, Igbo-Eze, Isi-Uzo, Nkanu, Nsukka, Udi, and Uzo-Uwani LGAs; Imo State; Rivers State, Ikwerre, Bonny, and Ahoada LGAs; Delta State, Oshimili, Anoicha, and Ndokwa LGAs; Akwa Ibom State, Ika LGA.
Countries Where Spoken: 18,000,000 or 16.6% of the population (1999 WA).
Countries Where Official: Nigeria
Native Speakers: 18,000,000
Speakers Total: 18,000,000
Phrasebase members who speak Ibo at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Ibo at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Ibo: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Ibo: 0
Three Letter Code: IGR
Alternative Names: IBO
Summary: 30 dialects vary in inherent intelligibility. A standard literary form is developing from the dialect of Owerri and Umuahia. The main trade language of Anambra and Imo States. Used for government notices. Official language. Dictionary. Grammar. Roman. Radio programs, TV. Christian, traditional religion. Bible 1906-1988.

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