Is Igbo an endangered language?

@inproceedings{Igboanusi2006IsIA,
  title={Is Igbo an endangered language?},
  author={Herbert S. Igboanusi},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Igbo is one of Nigeria's three major languages, with Hausa and Yoruba being the other two. It is spoken by a population of between 20 and 25 million people. Igbo is taught, learnt and examined in Igbo as a first language from the primary school level to the tertiary level of education. Books on diverse subjects (including literary works) have been written in the language. In recent times, however, several developments (such as dwindling interest in the language as a first language… Expand

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