Ibibio

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A language of Nigeria

Population

1,500,000 (1998 B. Connell). L2 users: 4,500,000 (2013 SIL).

Location

Akwa Ibom State, Itu, Uyo, Etinan, Ikot Abasi, Ikono, Ekpe-Atai, Uruan, Onna, Nsit-Ubium, and Mkpat Enin LGAs.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).Ibibio is the LWC of Akwa Ibom state.

Dialects

Central Ibibio, Enyong, Itak, Nsit. Several dialects.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Used in university courses. Decreasing in use of Efik [efi] as literary language. Used as L2 by Ekit [eke], Ibino [ibn], Iko [iki], Khana [ogo], Obolo [ann], Oro [orx].

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.