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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
Nigeria
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
Spanish
1
Rank: 14 (Overall)
Bhojpuri
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1.3 National Language
Nigeria
1.4 Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.5 Speaking Continents
Africa
1.6 Minority Language
Equatorial Guinea
1.7 Regulated By
Society for Promoting Igbo Language and Culture
1.8 Interesting Facts
  • In Igbo, there is complicated system of high and low tones indicating differences in meaning and grammatical relationships.
  • Igbo has inexhaustible and rich linguistic features like idioms, proverbs, aphorisms, anecdotes etc.
1.9 Similar To
Not Available
1.10 Derived From
Not Available
2 Alphabets
2.1 Alphabets in
2.2 Alphabets
Tamil
36
Rank: 18 (Overall)
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2.3 Phonology
2.3.1 How Many Vowels
Thai
8
Rank: 5 (Overall)
Hebrew
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2.3.2 How Many Consonants
Hmong
28
Rank: 18 (Overall)
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2.4 Scripts
Latin
2.5 Writing Direction
Not Available
2.6 Hard to Learn
2.6.1 Language Levels
Armenian
3
Rank: 2 (Overall)
Bengali
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2.6.2 Time Taken to Learn
Chinese
52 weeks
Rank: 12 (Overall)
Cebuano
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3 Greetings
3.1 Hello
kedụ
3.2 Thank You
dalụ
3.3 How Are You?
kedụ ka ịmere
3.4 Good Night
ka chi fo
3.5 Good Evening
mgbede ọma
3.6 Good Afternoon
ehihie ọma
3.7 Good Morning
ụtụtụ ọma
3.8 Please
Biko
3.9 Sorry
Ndo
3.10 Bye
Not Available
3.11 I Love You
a hụrụ m gị n'anya
3.12 Excuse Me
ngọpụ
4 Dialects
4.1 Dialect 1
Enuani
4.1.1 Where They Speak
Nigeria
4.1.2 How Many People Speak
Chinese
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Macedonian
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4.2 Dialect 2
Ngwa
4.2.1 Where They Speak
Nigeria
4.2.2 How Many People Speak
Chinese
1,500,000.00
Rank: 22 (Overall)
Dzongkha
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4.3 Dialect 3
Not present
4.3.1 Where They Speak
Not Available
4.3.2 How Many People Speak
Swedish
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Romanian
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4.4 Total No. Of Dialects
English
20
Rank: 18 (Overall)
Sanskrit
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5 How Many People Speak
5.1 How Many People Speak?
English
25.00 million
Rank: 40 (Overall)
Abkhaz
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5.2 Speaking Population
Croatian
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Xhosa
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5.3 Native Speakers
Chinese
25.00 million
Rank: 32 (Overall)
Abkhaz
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5.3.1 Second Language Speakers
English
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Finnish
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5.3.2 Native Name
igbo
5.3.3 Alternative Names
Ibo
5.3.4 French Name
igbo
5.3.5 German Name
Ibo-Sprache
5.4 Pronunciation
[iɡ͡boː]
5.5 Ethnicity
Igbo people
6 History
6.1 Origin
30th Century BC
6.2 Language Family
Niger-Congo Family
6.2.1 Subgroup
Kwa
6.2.2 Branch
Not Available
6.3 Language Forms
6.3.1 Early Forms
No early forms
6.3.2 Standard Forms
Standard Igbo
6.3.3 Language Position
Georgian
57
Rank: 42 (Overall)
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6.3.4 Signed Forms
Not Available
6.4 Scope
Individual
7 Code
7.1 ISO 639 1
ig
7.2 ISO 639 2
7.2.1 ISO 639 2/T
ibo
7.2.2 ISO 639 2/B
ibo
7.3 ISO 639 3
ibo
7.4 ISO 639 6
Not Available
7.5 Glottocode
nucl1417
7.6 Linguasphere
No data available
7.7 Types of Language
7.7.1 Language Type
Living
7.7.2 Language Linguistic Typology
Not Available
7.7.3 Language Morphological Typology
Agglutinative

Origin of Igbo language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Igbo language is one of the Easiest Languages to Learn. The origin of Igbo language states that it was put to use in 30th Century BC. The history of Igbo language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Igbo Language History. Igbo has no early forms. Standard Igbo is the standard form of Igbo language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Igbo Language.

Igbo population

Igbo population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Igbo language. Igbo language is spoken by 25.00 million people in the world. Most of the Igbo population lies in the Igbo Speaking Countries. Igbo language is spoken as first language by 25.00 million people and no total count of people speaking Igbo as second language. Get to know Igbo speaking population in detail.

Igbo writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Igbo writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Igbo language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Igbo language. Learn more about . 

Information about Igbo language

Check out all the information about Igbo language here. You may find it interesting to learn Igbo Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Igbo Speaking Countries, Igbo speaking continents and Igbo Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Igbo countries knowing common Igbo Greetings will help you in communicating with Igbo people.