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Re: 'Igbo'

From:Mark P. Line <mark@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 21:13
Andreas Johansson said:
> Quoting Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>: > >> > At school today, I met a Nigerian who informed me the pronunciation of >> the >> > name of his native language Igbo is [ibu], to my surprise. I thot it's >> > [igb)o]... Or is this just a dialectal variation? >> >> A Nigerian professor of sociology here also says there is no [g] -- >> though I get this info second-hand from friends who've taken his >> class. They remember the prof pronouncing it as [ibo]. > > Am I right in assuming this is the language I'm used to see spelt as > "Ibo"? One > of the really big ones up there with Yoruba and Hausa?
That's the one. "Igbo" and "Ibo" are variant names for the same major regional language of Nigeria. My impression is that linguists tend to favor "Igbo" while Nigerians tend to favor "Ibo", but that's just an impression. -- Mark