Spoken L1 Language: Efik

Comments on subclassification

Bruce Connell 2011

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig 2019
Efik (efi-efi) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto language of provincial identity in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states, all domains. Used as LWC throughout the Cross River State in the church; also, in market, business, and media domains. The Efik Bible, published in 1868, was the very first translation into any Nigerian language and is used widely throughout the region.
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