Urhobo is a member of the Southwestern Edoid branch of the Volta-Niger language family. It is spoken by about 1.1 million people in the states of Delta, Bayelsa and Edo in the south of Nigeria.
This language is also known as as Biotu. Dialects include Agbarho, Ujevwe, Agbon, Udu, Olomu, Ughelli, Evwreni, Idjerhe and Avwraka. It is the de facto language of provincial identity in Delta and Edo states, and is used in primary schools.
Urhobo is written with the Latin script, and there is a dictionary, grammar and a translation of the Bible.
Urhobo alphabet and pronunciation
High tones can marked with an acute accent (á). Other tones are not usually marked
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