Language name: KOLOKUMA IJO
UPSID number: 4150
Alternate name(s): NORTH-CENTRAL IJO
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Kwa
This language has 37 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.375142326 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t k kpW b d g gbW f v s z m n N r[ l j w i I e E a O o U u i~ I~ e~ E~ a~ O~ o~ U~ u~
Comment: Kolokuma Ijo is spoken on the Nun branch of the Niger delta system in Rivers State, Nigeria. There are two level tones. Vowel harmony separates 'close' vowels /i, e, u, o/ from their more open counterparts; /a/ is neutral. Nasalized vowels preceding stops are pronounced with a consonantal nasal offset homorganic with the stop.
Source(s): Williamson, K. 1965. A Grammar of the Kolokuma Dialect of Ijo. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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