Igboid Languages
Get Igboid Languages essential facts below. View Videos or join the Igboid Languages discussion. Add Igboid Languages to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Igboid Languages
Igboid
Geographic
distribution
South central Nigeria, lower reaches of the Niger River and east, south the Benue
Linguistic classificationNiger-Congo
Subdivisions
Glottologigbo1258[1]

Igboid languages constitute a branch of the Volta-Niger language family. It includes Ekpeye, Ukwuani, and the Igbo languages:

Williamson and Blench conclude that the Igbo languages (Igboid apart from Ekpeye) form a "language cluster" and that they are somewhat mutually intelligible.[2] However, mutual intelligibility is only marginal, even among the Izii-Ikwo-Ezaa-Mgbo languages.[3]

Names and locations

Below is a list of language names, populations, and locations from Blench (2019).[4]


Language Cluster Dialects Alternate spellings Own name for language Endonym(s) Other names (location-based) Other names for language Exonym(s) Speakers Location(s)
Igbo
?ka Agbor (standard form); southern and eastern varieties are more similar to Igbo Ì?á Agbor Delta State, Ika and Orhionmwon LGAs
Ikwere Northern dialects: Elele, Apan?, ?merelu, Ubima, Isiokpo, ?magwna (?muegwna), Ipo, ?mudioga, ?muanwa, Igwuruta, Egbedna, Al?u, ?baa; Southern dialects: Akp?-Mgbu-Tolu, ?bio, ?gbakiri, R?muji, Ndele, Em?hua Ikwerre Ìwhnuruò`hnà 54,600 (1950 F&J)[5]; possibly 200,000 (SIL) Rivers State, Ikwerre, Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpor LGAs
Izii-?zaa-Ikwo-Mgbo cluster Izii-?zaa-Ikwo-Mgbo 593,000 (1973 SIL)
Izi Izii-?zaa-Ikwo-Mgbo Ezzi, Izzi 84,000 (1950 F&J); 200,000 (1973 SIL) Anambra State, Abakaliki and Ishielu LGAs; Benue State, Okpokwu LGA
?zaa Izii-?zaa-Ikwo-Mgbo Eza 93,800 (1950 F&J); 180,000 (1973 SIL) Anambra State, Ezza and Ishielu LGAs; Abia State, Ohaozara LGA; Benue State, Okpokwu LGA
Ikwo Izii-?zaa-Ikwo-Mgbo 38,500 (1950 F&J); 150,000 (1973 SIL) Anambra State, Ikwo and Abakaliki LGAs
Mgbo Izii-?zaa-Ikwo-Mgbo Ngbo 19,600 (1950 F&J); 63,000 (1973 SIL) Anambra State, Ishielu LGA
Ogbah Egnih (East Ogbah), South Ogbah, West Ogbah Ogba 22,750 (1950 F&J) Rivers State, Ahoada LGA
?kp?y? According to clan names: Ako, Upata, Ubye, Igbuduya Ekpeye, Ekpabya (by Abua), Ekkpahia, Ekpaffia 20,000 (1953); 50,000 (1969 Clark)[6] Rivers State, Ahoada LGA
?kwuan?-Aboh-Nd?n? cluster ?kwuan?-Aboh-Nd?n? 150,000 (SIL) Delta State, Ndokwa LGA; Rivers State, Ahoada LGA
?kwuan? ?kwuan?-Aboh-Nd?n? Utaaba, Emu, Abbi, Obiaruku Ukwani, Ukwali, Kwale Delta State, Ndokwa LGA
Aboh ?kwuan?-Aboh-Nd?n? Eboh Delta State, Ndokwa LGA
Nd?n? ?kwuan?-Aboh-Nd?n? Rivers State, Ahoada LGA

See also

References

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Igboid". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Williamson, Kay; Roger M. Blench (2000). African languages: an introduction. Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Blench, Roger (2019). An Atlas of Nigerian Languages (4th ed.). Cambridge: Kay Williamson Educational Foundation.
  5. ^ Forde, C.D. and G.I. Jones 1950. The Ibo and Ibibio speaking peoples of Southern Nigeria. Ethnographic Survey of Africa. Western Africa part III. International African Institute, London.
  6. ^ Clark, David J. 1969. A grammatical study of Ekpeye. University of London doctoral dissertation.

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Igboid_languages
 



 



 
Music Scenes