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Ibibio

A language of Nigeria

ISO 639-3: ibb

Population 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 (1998 B. Connell).
Region Akwa Ibom State, Itu, Uyo, Etinan, Ikot Abasi, Ikono, Ekpe-Atai, Uruan, Onna, Nsit-Ubium, and Mkpat Enin LGAs.
Dialects Enyong, Central Ibibio, Itak, Nsit. Several dialects.
Classification Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Cross River, Delta Cross, Lower Cross, Obolo, Efik
Language use Trade language. Ibibio is the main trade language of Akwa Ibom State. Used in university courses. Efik is decreasing in use as literary language.
Language development Taught in primary and secondary schools. Roman script. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments SVO. Christian.