Igala

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Igara
Population

800,000 (1989 UBS).

Location

Kogi State, Ankpa, Idah, Dekina, and Bassa LGAs; Edo State, Oshimili LGA; Anambra State, Anambra 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.