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Is Igbo a language or a dialect? 

Is Igbo a language or a dialect? 

Yes, Igbo is classified as a language. It has a standard form, central Igbo or Igbo Izugbe, which is the form taught in schools. There are several dialects within the Igbo language, all with varying degrees of mutual intelligibility. See our study of Igbo dialects here.

Is Igbo related to igbo and shayo by Burna boy?


1) Ìgbò (ee-gbow) the ethnic group in South East Nigeria. [Listen]

2) igbó (e-gbo) Yoruba slang for cannabis. [Listen]

This is part of a series: Answering commonly asked questions about the Igbo culture language and people. Click the link to find more answers to commonly asked questions.

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