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Igbo
Asụsụ Igbo
Native to Nigeria
Region southeastern Nigeria
Native speakers 24 million  (2007)
Language family
Niger–Congo
  • Atlantic–Congo
    • Volta–Niger
      • Igboid
        • Igbo
Standard forms
Standard Igbo
Dialects Enuanị, Ngwa, Ohuhu, Ọnịchạ, Bonny-Opobo, Ọlụ, Owerre (Isuama), et al.
Writing system Latin (Önwu alphabet)
Igbo Braille
Official status
Official language in  Nigeria
Recognised minority language in  Equatorial Guinea
Regulated by Society for Promoting Igbo Language and Culture
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Linguistic map of Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Igbo is spoken in southern Nigeria.

Igbo is a language spoken in Nigeria. It is spoken by more than 18 million people. Igbo is a tonal language. The language is written in the Roman script.

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