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Title: Ibibio
Author: Eno-Abasi Essien Urua
Institution: University of Uyo
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation; Phonetics
Subject Language: Ibibio
Abstract: Ibibio is a Lower Cross (Delta Cross, Cross River, New Benue-Congo, Niger-Congo) language spoken mainly in Akwa Ibom State and in parts of Cross River State, both located in the southeastern part of Nigeria. The number of speakers is estimated at about four million (Essien 1991). Previous work on Ibibio phonetics includes Connell (1992, 1994, 1995) and Urua (1996-97, 2000, 2002). The variety presented here is spoken in Uruan area and Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State and the recording is that of the author, a female university teacher from Uruan.


This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 34, Issue 1.

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