Language Centre Resources - Igbo
A Niger-Congo language, usually assigned to the Kwa branch, spoken by c. 15 million people in south-east Nigeria (especially in Anambra, Abia and Imo states), where it has official status. Since 1970s it has been increasingly used as a second language in the region.
The language is spelt in the Roman alphabet standardised in 1961. Modern standard Igbo is based on the Onitsha-Owerri dialect, although there is a variety of other dialects spread over. From the 1970s on an extensive written literature has been produced in Igbo.
Tone in Igbo is of cardinal phonemic importance. Meaning is a function of tonal pattern and word position.
CLASSIFICATION = Niger-Congo family SCRIPT = Roman
|Igbo basic course (1962)||IG CA 1-33 *|
|Learn Igbo||IGB CBEG (CD-ROM)*|
|Igbo-English dictionary : a comprehensive dictionary of the Igbo language, with an English-Igbo index||EZ 496.4 EBR.1 (IG)|
|Elements of modern Igbo grammar : a descriptive approach||EZ 496.4 EK.1(IG)|
|Mbe, Nkapi na Osa = The tortoise, the rat and the squirrel||IGB RFICT 1(PACK)|