30,000,000 including L1 and L2 speakers.
Southern states; northern states in Sabon Garis; coastal and urban areas.
3 (Wider communication).
Increasing in importance and use. A creole with native speakers; also a pidgin between Africans and Europeans, and Africans from different languages. Used as L2 by Abanyom [abm], Bete-Bendi [btt], Efutop [ofu], Ekajuk [eka], Esan [ish], Iceve-Maci [bec], Nde-Nsele-Nta [ndd], Nkem-Nkum [isi], Nnam [nbp], Obanliku [bzy], Ogbah [ogc], Utugwang-Irungene-Afrike [afe].
Latin script [Latn], used since 2002.