Igboid languages

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Igboid
Geographic
distribution:
South central Nigeria, lower reaches of the Niger River and east, south the Benue
Linguistic classification: Niger–Congo
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: igbo1258[1]

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

spoken mainly in southern Nigeria. 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Igboid". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Williamson, Kay; Roger M. Blench (2000). African languages: an introduction. Cambridge University Press. 
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