Izon language

Spoken in

Niger - Congo

  • Ijoide languages Ijo languages West Central


The Izon ( Izon, also known as Central Western Ijo, Ijaw, Izo and Uzo ) is the dominant Ijo language that is spoken by the majority of the ethnic group the Ijaw in Nigeria.

It belongs to the language group of the ijoiden languages ​​of the Niger -Congo language family. There are over two dozen dialects of the language, all are mutually intelligible. The most important of them are Gbanran, Ekpetiama and Kolokuma. Kolokuma is the language of education.