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                               IGBO  in     IBEKU

  <>Ibeku people speak Igbo language and here  are more than 30 dialects that vary in inherent intelligibility in IGBOLAND. A standard literary form is developing from the dialect of Owerri and Umuahia.Majority of the IGBO speakers are in IGBO LAND which are about 16% of the population of Nigeria,.
To see different kinds of Igbo Languges that are spoken and their variations from SENEGAL TO ANGOLA, we have made an attempt to make a list.
                                                 ikoro ibeku  ibeku group
Igbo (6)
IGBO [IGR] (Nigeria)
IKA [IKK] (Nigeria)
IKWERE [IKW] (Nigeria)
IZI-EZAA-IKWO-MGBO [IZI] (Nigeria)
OGBAH [OGC] (Nigeria)
UKWUANI-ABOH-NDONI [UKW] (Nigeria)
 

IGBO [IGR] THE ETNONOGY

THE LANGUAGE

 


Not less than 18,000,000 or 16.6% of the population (1999 WA). Abia State, Anambra State, Aguata, Anambra, Awka, Idemili, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi, and Onitsha LGAs; Enugu State, Awgu, Enugu, Ezeagu, Igo-Etiti, Igbo-Eze, Isi-Uzo, Nkanu, Nsukka, Udi, and Uzo-Uwani LGAs; Imo State; Rivers State, Ikwerre, Bonny, and Ahoada LGAs; Delta State, Oshimili, Anoicha, and Ndokwa LGAs; Akwa Ibom State, Ika LGA. Alternate names: IBO. Dialects: OWERRI (ISUAMA), ONITSHA, UMUAHIA (OHUHU), ORLU, NGWA, AFIKPO, NSA, OGUTA, ANIOCHA, ECHE, EGBEMA, OKA (AWKA), BONNY-OPOBO, MBAISE, NSUKA, OHUHU, UNWANA.
Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Igboid, Igbo.

There are 30 dialects that vary in inherent intelligibility. A standard literary form is developing from the dialect of Owerri and Umuahia.Majority of the speakers are in IGBO LAND

 

Alternate Dialecta
 


 

Language Family Trees

 
There are also different places where IGBO is spoken especially in West Africa. These Igbos have variations
 


 

Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Igboid

 
Niger-Congo (1489)
Atlantic-Congo (1390)
Volta-Congo (1316)
Benue-Congo (938)
Igboid (7)
Ekpeye (1)
EKPEYE [EKP] (Nigeria)
Igbo (6)
IGBO [IGR] (Nigeria)
IKA [IKK] (Nigeria)
IKWERE [IKW] (Nigeria)
IZI-EZAA-IKWO-MGBO [IZI] (Nigeria)
OGBAH [OGC] (Nigeria)
UKWUANI-ABOH-NDONI [UKW] (Nigeria)




Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern

Niger-Congo (1489)
Atlantic-Congo (1390)
Volta-Congo (1316)
Benue-Congo (938)
Bantoid (668)
Southern (643)
Beboid (11)

BUKWEN [BUZ] (Nigeria)
Eastern (5)
NSARI [ASJ] (Cameroon)
BEBE [BZV] (Cameroon)
KEMEZUNG [DMO] (Cameroon)
NCANE [NCR] (Cameroon)
NOONE [NHU] (Cameroon)
MASHI [JMS] (Nigeria)
Western (4)
BU [BOE] (Cameroon)
KOSKIN [KID] (Cameroon)
NAKI [MFF] (Cameroon)
MISSONG [MIJ] (Cameroon)
Ekoid (8)
ABANYOM [ABM] (Nigeria)
EKAJUK [EKA] (Nigeria)
EJAGHAM [ETU] (Nigeria)
NKEM-NKUM [ISI] (Nigeria)
NDOE [NBB] (Nigeria)
NNAM [NBP] (Nigeria)
NDE-NSELE-NTA [NDD] (Nigeria)
EFUTOP [OFU] (Nigeria)
Jarawan (15)
Cameroon (3)

NAGUMI [NGV] (Cameroon)
NGONG [NNX] (Cameroon)
MBONGA [XMB] (Cameroon)
Nigerian (12)
BADA [BAU] (Nigeria)
KULUNG [BBU] (Nigeria)
BILE [BIL] (Nigeria)
LAME [BMA] (Nigeria)
DUGURI [DBM] (Nigeria)
DULBU [DBO] (Nigeria)
SHIKI [GUA] (Nigeria)
GWA [GWB] (Nigeria)
JARAWA [JAR] (Nigeria)
LABIR [JKU] (Nigeria)
MBULA-BWAZZA [MBU] (Nigeria)
MAMA [MMA] (Nigeria)
Mamfe (3)
DENYA [ANV] (Cameroon)
KENYANG [KEN] (Cameroon)
KENDEM [KVM] (Cameroon)
Mbam (13)
Sanaga (A.60) (2)

TUKI [BAG] (Cameroon)
LETI [LEO] (Cameroon)
West (A.40) (4)
BATI [BTC] (Cameroon)
NOMAANDE [LEM] (Cameroon)
TUOTOMB [TTF] (Cameroon)
YAMBETA [YAT] (Cameroon)
West (A.60) (1)
TUNEN [BAZ] (Cameroon)
Yambasa (A.60) (6)
NUBACA [BAF] (Cameroon)
ELIP [EKM] (Cameroon)
MBULE [MLB] (Cameroon)
MMAALA [MMU] (Cameroon)
NUGUNU [YAS] (Cameroon)
YANGBEN [YAV] (Cameroon)
Narrow Bantu (501)
Central (328)

D (38)
Bembe (D.50) (2)
Bira-Huku (D.30) (18)
Enya (D.10) (4)
Lega-Kalanga (D.20) (13)
Nyanga (D.40) (1)
E (37)
Chaga (E.30) (8)
Kikuyu-Kamba (E.20) (8)
Kuria (E.10) (11)
Nyika (E.40) (10)
F (16)
Nyilamba-Langi (F.30) (4)
Sukuma-Nyamwezi (F.20) (6)
Tongwe (F.10) (6)
G (33)
Bena-Kinga (G.60) (7)
Gogo (G.10) (2)
Pogoro (G.50) (2)
Shambala (G.20) (4)
Swahili (G.40) (6)
Zigula-Zaramo (G.30) (12)
H (19)
Hungana (H.40) (1)
Kongo (H.10) (7)
Mbundu (H.20) (4)
Yaka (H.30) (7)
J (47)
Haya-Jita (J.20) (8)
Konzo (J.40) (5)
Masaba-Luyia (J.30) (8)
Nyoro-Ganda (J.10) (12)
Rwanda-Rundi (J.60) (6)
Shi-Havu (J.50) (8)
K (27)
Chokwe-Luchazi (K.20) (9)
Diriku (K.70) (1)
Holu (K.10) (4)
Kwangwa (K.40) (6)
Mbala (K.60) (1)
Salampasu-Ndembo (K.30) (3)
Subia (K.50) (3)
L (14)
Bwile (L.10) (1)
Kaonde (L.40) (1)
Luba (L.30) (6)
Nkoya (L.50) (1)
Songye (L.20) (5)
M (19)
Bemba (M.40) (3)
Bisa-Lamba (M.50) (3)
Lenja-Tonga (M.60) (1)
Lenje-Tonga (M.60) (5)
Nyakyusa (M.30) (1)
Nyika-Safwa (M.20) (6)
N (14)
Manda (N.10) (5)
Nyanja (N.30) (1)
Senga-Sena (N.40) (6)
Tumbuka (N.20) (2)
P (23)
Makua (P.30) (13)
Matumbi (P.10) (5)
Yao (P.20) (5)
R (12)
Herero (R.30) (2)
Ndonga (R.20) (5)
South Mbundu (R.10) (4)
Yeye (R.40) (1)
S (25)
Chopi (S.60) (2)
Nguni (S.40) (4)
Shona (S.10) (7)
Sotho-Tswana (S.30) (8)
Tswa-Ronga (S.50) (3)
Venda (S.20) (1)
Unclassified (4)
ISANZU [ISN] (Tanzania)
JIJI [JIJ] (Tanzania)
RUNGI [RUR] (Tanzania)
SONGO [SOO] (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Northwest (171)
A (52)

Bafia (A.50) (4)
Basaa (A.40) (4)
Bube-Benga (A.30) (5)
Duala (A.20) (7)
Kako (A.90) (3)
Lundu-Balong (A.10) (9)
Makaa-Njem (A.80) (12)
Yaunde-Fang (A.70) (8)
B (48)
Kele (B.20) (10)
Mbere (B.60) (6)
Myene (B.10) (1)
Njebi (B.50) (4)
Sira (B.40) (7)
Teke (B.70) (9)
Tsogo (B.30) (5)
Yanzi (B.80) (6)
C (71)
Bangi-Ntomba (C.40) (29)
Bushong (C.90) (5)
Kele (C.60) (6)
Mongo (C.70) (4)
Ngando (C.10) (2)
Ngombe (C.50) (8)
Ngundi (C.20) (6)
Tetela (C.80) (5)
Unclassified (2)
BEMBA [BMY] (Democratic Republic of Congo)
SONGA [SGO] (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Ndemli (1)
NDEMLI [NML] (Cameroon)
Tikar (1)
TIKAR [TIK] (Cameroon)
Tivoid (17)
ABON [ABO] (Nigeria)
ESIMBI [AGS] (Cameroon)
AMBO [AMB] (Nigeria)
IPULO [ASS] (Cameroon)
ICEVE-MACI [BEC] (Cameroon)
BALO [BQO] (Cameroon)
BITARE [BRE] (Nigeria)
BATU [BTU] (Nigeria)
EVANT [BZZ] (Nigeria)
CAKA [CKX] (Cameroon)
EMAN [EMN] (Cameroon)
MESAKA [IYO] (Cameroon)
MANTA [MYG] (Cameroon)
OSATU [OST] (Cameroon)
TIV [TIV] (Nigeria)
IYIVE [UIV] (Cameroon)
OTANK [UTA] (Nigeria)
Unclassified (7)
BISHUO [BWH] (Cameroon)
BORNA [BXX] (Democratic Republic of Congo)
BIKYA [BYB] (Cameroon)
BUYA [BYY] (Democratic Republic of Congo)
NDENDEULE [DNE] (Tanzania)
MOINGI [MWZ] (Democratic Republic of Congo)
MUNGONG [XMN] (Cameroon)
Wide Grassfields (65)
Menchum (1)
BEFANG [BBY] (Cameroon)
Narrow Grassfields (61)
FUM [FUM] (Nigeria)
Mbam-Nkam (34)
Bamileke (11)
Mbosi (C.30) (6)

Ngemba (8)
Nkambe (7)
Nun (8)
Momo (8)
MENKA [MEA] (Cameroon)
NJEN [MEN] (Cameroon)
META' [MGO] (Cameroon)
MUNDANI [MUN] (Cameroon)
NGAMAMBO [NBV] (Cameroon)
NGIE [NGJ] (Cameroon)
NGWO [NGN] (Cameroon)
NGISHE [NSH] (Cameroon)
Ring (16)
Center (5)
East (1)
North (4)
West (6)
Unclassified (2)

NDE-GBITE [NED] (Nigeria)
VITI [VIT] (Nigeria)
Western Momo (3)
AMBELE [AEL] (Cameroon)
ATONG [ATO] (Cameroon)
BUSAM [BXS] (Cameroon)
Mbe (1)
MBE [MFO] (Nigeria)


 


 


 





 

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