Ogbah

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A language of Nigeria

Alternate Names
Ogba
Population

170,000 (1993 A. Ahiamadu).

Location

Rivers State, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni LGA, north Niger delta.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Egnih, Igburu-Usomini. Igbo language subgroup member. Lexical similarity: 81%–94% among dialects. Ogbah dialect has 45% lexical similarity with Ndoni [ukw], 41% with Igbo [ibo], 32% with Ikwere [ikw], 23% with Ekpeye [ekp].

Language Use

Also use Igbo [ibo], Nigerian Pidgin [pcm], or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Low. Grammar. Bible portions: 1999.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1994.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.