30,000,000 (2005), all users.
Widespread; coastal and urban areas.
3 (Wider communication).
Increasing in importance and use. A creole with native speakers; also a pidgin between Africans and Europeans, and Africans from different languages. Used as L2 by Abanyom [abm], Bete-Bendi [btt], Cakfem-Mushere [cky], Dadiya [dbd], Dza [jen], Efutop [ofu], Ekajuk [eka], Esan [ish], Iceve-Maci [bec], Kibaku [ckl], Nde-Nsele-Nta [ndd], Nikyob-Nindem [kdp], Nkem-Nkum [isi], Nnam [nbp], Obanliku [bzy], Ogbah [ogc], Ron [cla], Utugwang-Irungene-Afrike [afe].
Latin script [Latn], used since 2002.