Igbo leid

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Igbo
Asụsụ Igbo
Pronunciation [iɡ͡boː]
Spoken natively in Nigerie
Region sootheastren Nigerie
Native speakers 25 million  (2007)[1]
Leid faimlie
Staundart forms
Standard Igbo[2]
Dialects Enuanị, Ngwa, Ohuhu,
Ọnịchạ, Bonny-Opobo, Ọlụ,
Owerre (Isuama), et al.
Writin seestem Laitin (Önwu alphabet)
Igbo Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in  Nigerie
Recognised minority leid in Template:EQG[3]
Regulatit by Society for Promotin Igbo Leid an Cultur (SPILC)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 ig
ISO 639-2 ibo
ISO 639-3 ibo
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Linguistic cairt o Benin, Nigerie, an Cameroon. Igbo is spoken in soothren Nigerie.
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Igbo /ˈɪɡb/,[4](archaically Ibo /ˈb/)[4] (Igbo: Asụsụ Igbo), is the principal native leid o the Igbo fowk, an ethnic group o sootheastren Nigerie. Thare are approximately 24 million speakers, who live maistly in Nigerie an are primarily o Igbo strynd. Igbo is written in the Laitin script, which wis introduced bi Breetish colonialists. Thare are ower 20 Igbo dialects. Thare is apparently a degree o dialect levelin occurrin. A staundart leeterary leid wis developed in 1972 based on the Owerri (Isuama) an Umuahia (such as Ohuhu) dialects, tho it omits the nasalization an aspiration o those varieties. Thare are relatit Igboid leids as well that are sometimes considered dialects o Igbo, the maist divergent bein Ekpeye. Some o these, such as Ika, hae separate staundart forms. Igbo is an aa a recognised minority leid o Equatorial Guinea.

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  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. Heusing, Gerald (1999). Aspects of the morphology-syntax interface in four Nigerian languages. LIT erlag Münster. p. 3. ISBN 3-8258-3917-6. 
  3. "World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - Equatorial Guinea : Overview". UNHCR. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh