Ikwere

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Ikwerre, Ikwerri
Population

200,000 (1973 SIL), increasing.

Location

Rivers State, Ikwerre, Port Harcourt, Emuoha and Obio-Akpor LGAs.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Akpo-Mgbu-Tolu, Aluu, Apani, Egbedna, Elele, Emowhua, Ibaa, Igwuruta, Ipo, Isiokpo, Ndele, Obio-Akpo, Ogbakiri, Omagwna, Omerelu, Omudioga, Rumuji, Ubima.

Language Use

Home, work, community. All ages. Positive attitudes. 80% also use Igbo [ibo]. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40%. Literacy rate in L2: 65%. Considerable local interest in language and literacy. Taught in primary schools, in some areas. Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Grammar. NT: 2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1982.

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.