Knowing Igbo opens the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, and science Adding Igbo language skills to your business skills make you a more valuable an employee in the marketplace. Communication skills developed while learning Igbo can improve your interpersonal skills in your native langauge as well. Learning about another culture enables you to gain a more profound understanding of your own culture.
How Long Does it Take to Learn Igbo?
*** NOTES *** There are over 500 languages spoken in Nigeria. Igbo is spoken in the south east of the country and is the native language of the Igbo people, one of the largest ethnic groups. It is also a regional minority language in Equatorial Guinea. Igbo can be written Ibo or, in the language, Asụsụ Igbo. Igbo is related to the Yoruba language: they are both members of the Volta-Niger language family. More distantly, it is related to the Bantu languages which spread across most of southern Africa, including Shona, Swhaili and Zulu. aka Eboe, language in Nigeria
Igbo Alphabet & Pronunciation
The Igbo alphabet, called Ọnwụ, consists of 28 consonants and 8 vowels. Sometimes tones are sometimes indicated in writing: low tones are shown with a grave accent over the vowel (à), and high tones with an acute accent over the vowel (á).