A Niger-Congo language and a member of the Benue-Congo group of languages, spoken by c. 1 million people as one of the national languages of Nigeria, predominantly in the Bendel State - in the Oredo, Ovia and Orhionmwon Local Government Areas; also known as Bini.
Edo is the chief member of a larger group of genetically related languages and dialect clusters, usually referred to as the Edoid group of languages. The main Edo speech community is generally homogeneous and all the different varieties are mutually intelligible. The sociolinguistic environment of Modern Edo is very complex and majority of the speakers are bilingual in Edo and English.
CLASSIFICATION = Niger-Congo family, SCRIPT = Roman
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