Edo

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Addo, Benin, Bini, Oviedo, Ovioba
Autonym
Edo
Population

1,640,000 (2015). Total users in all countries: 1,641,670.

Location

Delta state: Ike North East and Ike South LGAs; Edo state: Benin City, north Oredo, Orhionmwon, Ovia South West, Ovia North East, and south Uhunmwonde LGAs; Ondo state: Irele and Ose LGAs.

Language Status

4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in Edo, Delta,and Ondo states, used in education.

Language Use

Adult education, history.

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Literature. Radio. TV. Dictionary. Bible: 1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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