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Igala language

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Native to  Nigeria
ISO 639-3  igl
Native speakers  (800,000 cited 1989)
Glottolog  igal1242
Language family  Niger–Congo Atlantic–Congo Volta–Niger yeai Igala

Igala is a Volta–Niger language. It is spoken by the Igala ethnic group of Nigeria. In 1989, an estimated 800,000 spoke Igala, primarily in Kogi State, Delta State and Edo State. Dialects include Ebu, Idah, Ankpa, Dekina, Ogugu, Ibaji, Ife. The Agatu, Idoma, and Bassa people use Igala for primary school. The Igala language as well as Igala culture and tradition has influenced other languages and cultures around the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers

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Igala language Wikipedia


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