Mkpụrụ okwu Igbo (Igbo Alphabet)

It’s time to learn the Igbo alphabet!

There are iri ato na isii (36) letters in the Igbo alphabet, which can be called Mkpụrụ okwu Igbo, Mkpụrụedemede, or Abidii (A B D). The English letters not found in the Igbo alphabet include C, Q, and X.

There are various ways to order all of the alphabets in the Igbo language. Here is one popular way to order the letters in the Igbo alphabet:

A B CH D E F G

GB GH GW H I Ị J

K KP KW L M N Ñ

NW NY O Ọ P R S SH

T U Ụ V W Y Z

Note: The alphabet lessons on this site are based on the Onwu orthography, a standard spelling system for the Igbo language. This means that you may find additional consonants and vowels in other Igbo dialects.

Learning how to say letters in Igbo is the first step to speaking Igbo properly!
Go through the lessons to learn more about pronouncing Igbo vowels, digraphs, and consonants.

 

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