Igbo (not Ibo) is a language spoken in Nigeria by
the Igbo people (Ndi Igbo). It is written in the Roman
script and is a tonal language like Yoruba and
Chinese, with two distinctive tones; high and low.
Reading and writing Igbo is not very widespread and not
much Igbo literature exists. Igbo is mainly a spoken
and colloquial language today, The first book in Igbo,
Isoama-Igbo a primer, was produced in 1857 by
Samuel Ajayi Crowther.
There are numerous Igbo dialects, some of which are not
mutually intelligible. The many dialects have not helped the
desired emergence of a single spoken or written Igbo.
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Yoruba is the native tongue of the Yoruba people, it is
spoken in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and among communities in
Brazil, Sierra Leone and Cuba. Yoruba language has
a distinction between human and non-human nouns e.g.
tani for human nouns (‘who?’) and
kini for non-human nouns
Yoruba has over fifteen dialects and standard Yoruba is
the written form of the language and the standard variety
learnt in school. Standard Yoruba has its origin in the
1850\'s, when Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African
Bishop, published a Yoruba grammar and started his
translation of the Bible to Yoruba
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