Ijo, Southeast

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Brass Ijo, Brass-Nembe, Ijaw, Nembe-Akassa
Population

71,500 (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977). 66,600 Nembe, 4,900 Akassa.

Location

Bayelsa State, Brass LGA.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Akassa (Akaha), Ijo, Nembe (Nimbe).

Language Use

Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary. Bible: 1956.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.