Itsekiri Language

Itsekiri Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Itsekiri language is a major branch of the Yoruboid group of languages, which as a group, is a key member of the Volta-Niger sub-family of the Niger-Congo family of African Languages. Itsekiri is spoken by nearly 900,000 people in Nigeria as a first language and by many others as an additional language notably in the Niger Delta and in parts of Edo and Ondo States of Nigeria. The Other key members of the Yoruboid group are Yoruba and Igala along with the various Yoruba dialects spoken in Benin and Togo. Itsekiri is most closely related to the South Eastern Yoruba dialects with which it shares close similarity in grammar, lexicon and syntax. Itsekiri represents one end of a continuum of Yoruba dialects from the Northern Yoruba lands of Oyo and Offa to the western reaches of the Niger-Delta. In many ways Standard Yoruba and Itsekiri may be considered standard variants of the same landguage.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136765292
  • 9786136765297