Languages are one of the world’s beauties, and being versed in more than one is a gift of interest, passion, and hard work.
Igbo is the native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group located in the southeastern part of Nigeria. Nigeria has a population of over 45 million speakers, and the language itself is made up of over 20 dialects. It's one of the popularly spoken languages in Nigeria. This dive introduces you to a whole new world filled with enthusiasm and challenges.
Once you learn the basics of pronunciation, you will be able to read and write and say and understand any words you hear. You may not know the meaning, but you'll be able to understand the words before you--and that is half the battle!
We are proud to share with you this completely free online compendium of resources to help you get started with, improve, and ultimately master the Igbo language.
To that end, on the pages to come, you will find a bunch of truly helpful Igbo language resources, each answering a key question you need the answer to. We also provide a list of resources, broken down by level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, to ensure you get the support you need, no matter at what level you may find yourself.
Where do the resources come from? Our members and staff. We individually screen every resource prior to posting to ensure high quality, and to verify the authenticity of each. If it's listed, it means a) one of our Break Diving members has used the resource and highly recommends it, and b) the listed resource has in some way supported the growth of Break Diving and believes in our mission (or at the very least, has not actively refused to support our mission). You can trust that each resource we list is legitimate, and has our Break Diving seal of approval. If you have any issues with any of the resources listed, please reach out and let us know!
That all being said, it's time to take a deep dive into Igbo. Ready?