1,750,000 (1998 B. Connell).
Akwa Ibom State, Itu, Uyo, Etinan, Ikot Abasi, Ikono, Ekpe-Atai, Uruan, Onna, Nsit-Ubium, and Mkpat Enin LGAs.
3 (Wider communication).
Central Ibibio, Enyong, Itak, Nsit. Several dialects.
Ibibio is the main trade language of Akwa Ibom state. Used in university courses. Decreasing use of Efik [efi] as literary language.