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Extinct: no
Family: Niger-Congo
Branch: Kwa
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
 
Region: Delta State, Ethiope and Ughelli LGAs.
Countries Where Spoken: 546,000 (1993 Johnstone).
Countries Where Official: Nigeria
   
Native Speakers: 546,000
Speakers Total: 546,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Urhobo at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Urhobo at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Urhobo: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Urhobo: 0
  
Three Letter Code: URH
Alternative Names: BIOTU, "SOBO"
Dialects:
 
Summary: Formerly called "Sobo", which is offensive. Used in initial primary education. Bible 1977.
 

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