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Extinction: How Igbos ‘kill’ their language, how trend can be stopped

Extinction: How Igbos ‘kill’ their language, how trend can be stopped

Experts say that with the dominant status of English language as the official language in Igbo land, the Igbo language face a serious threat of extinction. According to them, failure to popularize Igbo language by teaching and speaking it in schools and homes affects the socio-linguistic development children born to Igbo parents and contributes to…

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Let schools teach in Igbo language – Varsity Don tells Southeast leaders

Let schools teach in Igbo language – Varsity Don tells Southeast leaders

A Professor of Socio-linguistics and Igbo Stylistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Herbert Igboanusi, has suggested a reform in education system in Igboland built on Igbo language. He made the suggestion at an inaugural lecture in his honour. The lecture was entitled: “The Conflicts and Politics of Language” Igboanusi questioned the continued use of…

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Imo Govt Launch Igbo Newspaper, To Build Igbo Devt Centre

Imo Govt Launch Igbo Newspaper, To Build Igbo Devt Centre

The Imo State Government says it would construct Igbo Development Centre, which would ensure that the Igbo language does not go extinct. Governor Okorocha, who stated this yesterday while launching Ikoro, an Igbo newspaper in Owerri, also ordered that all subjects, including Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and all, would be taught in Igbo. “The prediction making…

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“Igbos Are Losing Their Identity”

“Igbos Are Losing Their Identity”

An Igbo renaissance conference has been slated to hold in February at Owerri, Imo state to critically examine and proffer solutions to the cause of backwardness of Ndigbo in Nigeria. Organisers of the conference, the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre, Owerri, regretted that Igbos who were on the commanding heights of the military, politics, academia and commerce…

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Open Letter To Ndigbo

Open Letter To Ndigbo

Language is one heritage we must hold dearly, and by language i mean "mother tongue". I come from the eastern part of Nigeria where Igbo language is widely spoken as first language. Growing up, we are taught in English language in schools as a second language owing to our colonization by the Brits, but it…

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How To Become Perfect at Speaking Igbo Language

How To Become Perfect at Speaking Igbo Language

Speaking is imitation and the same applies to Speaking Igbo Language. When you speak any language you’re fluent in, you don’t make up your own grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. You use the same grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation as people around you. Similarly, when trying to learn and speak Igbo language, your goal is to imitate…

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Learning Igbo alphabets from a historical perspective

Learning Igbo alphabets from a historical perspective

Long before the incursion of Europeans into Igboland, we had our own system of Igbo alphabets called NSIBIDI which we used for a wide range of graphic communications. However, NSIBIDI was not taught to all or mastered by all. Learning NSIBIDI was an exclusive right given to only privileged members of secret societies or groups…

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