Efik

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Calabar
Population

400,000 in Nigeria (1998). Population total all countries: 405,260.

Location

Cross River State, Calabar nunicipality, Odukpani and Akamkpa LGAs; Akwa Ibom State, Itu town. Also in United States.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Typology

SVO

Language Use

2,000,000 L2 speakers, though decreasing as an L2. The major dialect and language of the Ibibio-Efik group. Used in adult education, university courses.

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1868–1995.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.