L1 users: 1,000,000 (Wiesenfeld 1999).
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.
4 (Educational). De facto language of provincial identity in Edo, Delta,and Ondo states, used in education.
Adult education, history.
Latin script [Latn].