Ndewo nu o! (“Hello you all!”)
Beginner Igbo Lessons Online
Are you ready to teach yourself Igbo?
I’m so excited that you are interested in learning Igbo. These lessons are targeted towards beginner Igbo language learners who are busy professionals interested in self-study. They are a document of what I have learned so far, so these lessons will continuously be updated as I learn more!
With that, please note, that I am not Igbo expert! If you see any mistakes, please let me know so that I can correct them. And if you see anything you would like me to add, please contact me and I will decide whether it would be best to include it in the free lessons or paid lessons in the future.
Feel free to go through the Igbo lessons on the left (or bottom if you are on mobile) from start to finish, beginning with the Igbo alphabet, then vocabulary, then grammar, next Igbo verbs, and finally some common everyday sentences in Igbo. Or jump right into any section that interests you the most!
Overview of the Igbo Language
Before you start, read this quick overview of the Igbo language.
Igbo is one of the most spoken languages in Nigeria. The Igbo language (Asụsụ Igbo) is the native language to the Igbo people living in Igboland in southeastern Nigeria. Igboland consists of the states of Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Anambra, Rivers, and Delta. Igbo is also considered a minority language in other surrounding states in Nigeria and also in the country of Equatorial Guinea in West Africa. As of 2007, there are 24 million speakers of the Igbo language. It is part of the Niger-Congo language family, and it is a part of the Volta-Niger branch in particular.