6,000,000, all users. L1 users: 1,500,000 (1998 B. Connell). L2 users: 4,500,000 (2013 SIL).
Akwa Ibom state: Itu, Uyo, Etinan, Ikot Abasi, Ikono, Nsit Ikpe, Uruan, Onna, Nsit-Ubium, and Mkpat Enin LGAs; Abia state: Ukwa East and Arochukwa LGAs; Rivers state: Opobo-Nkoro and Oyigbo LGAs; possibly in Cross River state.
3 (Wider communication). De facto language of provincial identity in Akwa Ibom, Abia, and Rivers states; possibly in Cross River state, used in education, various media. Ibibio is the LWC of Akwa Ibom state.
Enyong, Central Ibibio, Itak, Nsit. Several dialects.
Latin script [Latn].