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A language of Nigeria

Population

L1 users: 600,000 (1991 UBS).

Location

Kogi state: Olamabolo and Ankpa LGAs; Benue state: Ogbadibo and Okpokwu LGAs; Enugu state: Igbo-Eze North, Udenu, and Isi-Uze LGAs.

Language Status

5 (Developing). De facto language of provincial identity in Kogi, Benue, and Enugu states, primary education, radio and TV media.

Dialects

Idoma Central (Akpoto, Oturkpo), Idoma West, Idoma South (Igumale, Igwaale, Ijigbam), Okpogu. Dialect subgroup.

Language Use

Adult education.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Radio. TV. Grammar. Bible: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 1979.

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