Igbo is a Nigerian language spoken by the Igbo people. It is a tonal language with a rich oral tradition and has a number of dialects. Igbo orthography refers to the rules and conventions used for writing Igbo with the Latin alphabet. The letters Q, X, and V are not used in standard Igbo orthography. In addition to the standard letters, the Igbo writing system also includes several diacritical marks, which are used to indicate tonal differences in the language.
Igbo orthography can be challenging for those who are not familiar with the language, as the same sequence of letters can be pronounced differently depending on the tone in which they are spoken. It is important for those learning Igbo to pay careful attention to the correct pronunciation of words in order to avoid misunderstandings.
Writing System: Latin script
Alphabetic Writing System: Igbo alphabet
Number of Characters: 36
Alphabet Letter / Character Set: A, a, B, b, CH, ch, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, GB, gb, GH, gh, GW, gw, H, h, I, i, Ị, ị, J, j, K, k, KP, kp, KW, kw, L, l, M, m, N, n, Ṅ, ṅ, NW, nw, NY, ny, O, o, Ọ, ọ, P, p, R, r, S, s, SH, sh, T, t, U, u, Ụ, ụ, V, v, W, w, Y, y, Z, z,
Language Speakers: 27 million
Country / Areas: Southern Nigeria, also Kogi, Benue, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Haiti, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago
Typeface Usage: Various business typography uses, such as corporate fonts, branding font styles, labels, product, and packaging fonts, high-performing gaming, and app fonts, more wide-use multimedia, and printer-friendly digital fonts, variable fonts for websites, tablets, software fonts, and any other high-grade professional and personal typeface applications.