Edo

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A language of Nigeria

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

1,000,000 (Wiesenfeld 1999).

Location

Edo state: Benin City, Ovia South West, Ovia North East, southern Uhunmwonde, Orhionmwon, and north Oredo LGAs; Delta state: Ike North East and Ike South 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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