EFIK: a language of Nigeria

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).

SIL code: EFK

ISO 639-2: efi

Population 400,000 first language speakers (1998), 2,400,000 including second language users (1998). 
Region Cross River State, Calabar Municipality, Odukpani and Akamkpa LGAs.
Alternate names   CALABAR
Classification Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo, Efik.
Comments The major dialect and language of the Ibibio-Efik group. Used in adult education, university courses. Decreasing in use as a second language. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. SVO. Roman. Radio programs, TV. Bible 1868-1995.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/14.

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