List of Igbo Languages Dialect And States Found

This is a list of different Igbo languages, their dialect, and states they are spoken.

Like every other language Igbo’s have various dialect and tongues, sometimes some these languages are hard to easily understand especially the of Ebonyi state, this is why Igbo the Igbo central language also known as Igbo Nzugbe is used all over Igboland as the language is central to every Igbo person.

It is used for teaching and for communicating with different Igbo communities.


Arochukwu: is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Abia state.

Ngwa is an Igbo group, constitute the largest and most populous sub-ethnicity, in southeastern Nigeria. They are found in Abia State.

Nsukka is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Nsukka, Enugu State.

Enuani is an Igbo dialect spoken in Nigeria by the Igbo people of Delta State, Onitsha, Obosi and Ogbaru in Anambra State and Ndoni in Rivers State.

Ukwuani (Anioma) is an Igboid Language. They are found majorly in the Northern part of Delta State and in
some parts of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers State, Nigeria.

Ukwuani is the second largest ethnic nationality in Delta state after the Urhobo people. It is also the largest in Delta North region which is referred to as the Anioma.

Ozara is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Nkanu west in Enugu state.

Ogba (also Oba) is an Igbo dialect of the Ogba people of Rivers State, Nigeria.

Umuezeohaka is an Igbo dialect/group of people in Ado, Oju, Obi and Okpoku LGAs of Benue state.

Ekpeye is an Igboid language of Rivers State, Nigeria. Mgbo language, Mgbolizhia, is an Igbo language spoken in Ebonyi state in Nigeria.

Ikwerre is an Igboid language spoken primarily by the Ikwerre people who inhabit Rivers State, Nigeria.

Ezaa is an Igbo language spoken in Ebonyi state in Nigeria. It forms a dialect cluster with closely related Izii, Ikwo , and Mgbo , though they are only marginally mutually intelligible.

Ikwo is an Igbo language spoken in Ebonyi state in Nigeria.

Ohuhu is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Umuahia, Abia state.

Owerri is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Owerri, Imo state.

Agbor is an Igboid dialect with Bini influence spoken by the people of Ika south, Delta state.

Ibeku is an Igbo dialect spoken by some people of Owerri and Umuahia in Imo and Abia respectively.

Isuama is an Igbo dialect spoken in by the emancipated slaves from Igbo Origin in Sierra Leone.

Afikpo is an Igbo dialect spoken by some group of people in Ebonyi state.

Ohafia is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Bende in Abia State… Enugu-Ezike is an Igbo dialect spoken by the Enugu- Ezike people of Enugu state.

Izugbe is an Igbo dialect spoken generally by all Igbo groups.

Idemili is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Idemili North and south in Anambra state.

Mbaise is an Igbo dialect spoken by the people of Mbaise in Imo state.

One thought on “List of Igbo Languages Dialect And States Found

  • April 27, 2021 at 11:28 am
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    Wow, good to know, very informative

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