Information on the language spoken by members of the Ogoni tribe [NGA23793.E]

According to a representative at the Nigerian High Commission in Ottawa (17 Apr. 1996) and an article published in African Affairs, Ogoni is the language of the Ogoni ethnic group (1995, 327). The language is also comprised of various dialects spoken by individual sub-groups (ibid.).

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African Affairs [Oxford]. 1995. Vol. 94. Eghosa E. Osaghae. "The Ogoni Uprising: Oil Politics, Minority Agitation and the Future of the Nigerian State."

Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa. 17 April 1996. Telephone interview with representative.