Igbo-English, English-Igbo Dictionary and Phrasebook

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Hippocrene Books, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 185 pages
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Igbo, also known as ibo, is one of the major languages of Nigeria. This guide contains an introduction to basic grammar, two-way dictionary, and helpful phrases arranged in 34 sections, each of which deals with aspects of everyday life. Also includes cultural information and a brief history of the Igbo people.
 

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Quite a worthwhile effort although most of the entries are done in the writers' dialectal varieties different from what could have been obtainable from the Igbo Izugbe.

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I am most impressed with the depth covered. Well done. How do I get a copy in Nairobi Kenya?

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Contents

Introduction
5
A Very Basic Grammar
18
IGBOENGLISH DICTIONARY
31
ENGLISHIGBO DICTIONARY
61
Maps
186
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Nicholas Awde is a writer and regional consultant based in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Peter Maghashyan is a freelance journalist, analyst, and consultant on regional, political, and economic issues. He is based in Yerevan, Armenia.

Wambu was born in Nigeria and arrives in Britain in 1970 following the Biafran Civil War. A respected journalist, he edited the leading Black British newspaper, The Voice, and - as a host, director, and producer - has numerous radio shows and television documentaries to his credit. Wambu left the U.K. in 1999 to work with Blackside, Inc., Boston, the leading African-American documentary filmmakers. Wambu is directing and producing a television documentary about Africa, Hopes on the Horizon, for release in 2001.

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