Igbo language resources – Language Links Database

Igbo is the principal native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group of southeastern Nigeria. It has about 45 million speakers and is made up of over 20 dialects, though dialect levelling appears to be occurring  A standard literary language was developed in 1972 based on the Owerri (Isuama) and Umuahia (such as Ohuhu) dialects, though it omits the nasalization and aspiration of those varieties.

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Native speakers: 35 million (2016)

Recognised minority language in: Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea

Igbo Grammar and Pronunciation

  • learn101.org - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • ilanguages.org - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Igbo for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • IgboGuide.org - on this site you can find all the basics that will help you with learning Igbo, such as: Grammar, numerals, adjectives, personal pronouns and many more
  • MustGo - grammar, vocabulary, writing system and more
  • Omniglot - alphabet & pronunciation

Igbo Reading Materials

Igbo Dictionaries

Igbo Listening and Video Resources

  • YouTube Channel Made In Igbo -  Through this channel, you will be able to read, write and accurately make oral conversations in the Igbo Language. It also throws light on the elements that make up the rich cultural heritage of the Igbo people and highlights the traditions that guide the Igbo people, plus their overall values. There's also a lot of comedy in the delivery of this channel's objectives. 
  • YouTube Channel Igbostudy 
  • YouTube Playlist LEARN THE IGBO LANGUAGE - a whole playlist on Yt channel dedicated for learning Igbo language


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