Igala

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Igara
Population

800,000 (1989 UBS).

Location

Kogi state: Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela-Odolu, Bassa, Dekina, and Ofu LGAs; Enugu state: Uzo-Uwani LGA; Anambra state: Anambra West LGA; Edo state: Esan Southeast LGA.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Ankpa, Anyugba, Ebu, Ibaji, Idah, Ife, Ogugu.

Language Use

Agatu, Idoma, and Bassa people use Igala to attend Ika Bible School. All domains. Used as L2 by Basa [bzw].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Bible: 1968.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.