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Check Out 33 Igbo Dialects And The States They Are Spoken In Nigeria

The Igbo language is known to consist of quite alot of dialects across Nigeria, let's take a look at a few of the popular Igbo dialects in Nigeria and where you can find their speakers.

1. The Arochukwu dialect

It is normally spoken by the Arochukwu people in Abia State.

2. The Ngwa dialect

Majority of Igbo people speak Ngwa, you can find the Ngwa speakers in Abia State.

3. The Nsukka dialect

This is another Igbo dialect that can be found amongst the people of Enugu, Nsukka and also Kogi.

4. The Enuani dialect

This particular Igbo dialect is normally spoken by the obosi and Ogbaru People in Anambra, it is also spoken by the Onitsha, Delta, Anambra State and also Ndoni people of Rivers State.

5. The Ukwuani or Anioma dialect

This particular dialect is spoken in the northern part of Delta, it is also spoken in Egbema or Ndoni local Government area in Rivers State

6. The Nkanu dialect

This particular dialect is spoken by the Nkanu people of Enugu State.

7. The Ogba or Oba dialect

The Ogba people in Rivers State are the ones that speak this particular dialect.

8. The Afikpo dialect

It is the people of Ebonyi that speak the Afikpo dialect

9. The Ekpeye dialect

The people of Imo State and Rivers State normally speak the Ekpeye dialect

10. The Mgbo dialect

It is the Ebonyi state people that speak the Mgbo dialect

11. The ikwerre dialect

This is the major dialect spoken by the Ikwerre people of Rivers State

12. The Ezaa dialect

This dialect is normally spoken by the people of Benue and also Ebonyi state.

13. The Ikwo dialect

It is the people of Ebonyi state that speak this dialect

14. The Ohuhu dialect 

It is the people of Umuahia in Abia State that speak the Ohuhu dialect.

15. The Owerre dialect

The people of Owerri are the ones that normally speak this Owerre dialect

16. The Ibeku dialect

This dialect is normally spoken by the people of Owerri and also Umuahia

17. The Afikpo dialect

It is the Afikpo people of Ebonyi state that speak this particular dialect

18. The Ohafia dialect

It is the Ohafia people of Abia State that speak the Ohafia dialect

19. The Idemili dialect

The people of Idemili south and Idemili north of Anambra State are the ones that speak the Idemili dialect.

20. The Mbaise dialect

This particular dialect can be found amongst the Mbaise people of Imo State

21. The Etche dialect

Both the people of Rivers State and Imo State are fond of speaking this dialect.

22. The Omambala dialect

It is the people of Anambra and also the Igbo people of Kogi State that speak this dialect.

23. The Isobo dialect 

Most people in cross River State speak the Isobo dialect

24. The Ika dialect

This particular Igbo dialect can be found amongst the Delta and Edo Igbo people. 

25. The Izzi dialect

It is the Igbo people in Benue and Ebonyi state that speak this dialect

26. The Effium dialect

This particular dialect is spoken amongst the Igbo people of Benue and also Ebonyi state.

27. The Aguata dialect

The dialect is normally spoken by the people of Anambra

28. The Ndoki dialect

The Igbo people of Abia State, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State are known to speak the Ndoki dialect

29. The Edda dialect

The people of Ebonyi state are the ones that speak this dialect

30. The Abriba dialect

The people of Abia State speak the Abriba dialect

31. The Opobo and the Bonny dialect 

It is the Bonny and opobo people that speak these dialects

32 The Izugbe dialect

This is Identified as the central Igbo which is spoken by every Igbo Individual in the country.

33. The Mbano dialect

This particular dialect is normally spoken by the Mbano and Nkwerre people of Imo State

There are alot of Igbo dialects that have not been mentioned here, these ones are just some of the most popular dialects in Nigeria.

Source - Igbo History

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