L1 users: 1,400,000 (1991).
Akwa Ibom state: Ikot Ekpene, Essien Udim, Abak, Ukanafun, and Oruk-Anam LGAs; Abia state: Obi Ngwa and Ugwunagbo LGAs; Rivers state: Oyigbo and Khana LGAs.
Ikot Ekpene, Abak, Ukanafun.
All ages. Also use Efik [efi].
Latin script [Latn], in development.
Referred to locally as Ekpene, Abak, and Ukanafun.