Spoken L1 Language: Ibibio

Comments on subclassification

Bruce Connell 2011

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2023
Ibibio (ibb-ibb) = 3 (Wider communication). De facto language of provincial identity in Akwa Ibom, Abia, and Rivers states; possibly in Cross River state, used in education, various media. The Ibibio people are thought to have originated in Isangele, in today’s western Cameroon. The language becaume widespread in six subethnic groups under British colonial rule in the 19th century. Used in literacy work, church, agriculture, and trade.
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