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Igbo language and ICT

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Igbo is one of the four official languages of Nigeria and is a member of the Volta-Niger branch of the Niger-Congo family of languages. It is spoken by about 18 million people in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea.

G. C. A. Oldendorp, a German missionary, was the first person to produce a book containing material written in Igbo, which consisted of a few words and phrases. His book, Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Bruder auf den Carabischen (History of the Evangelistic Mission of the Brothers in the Caribbean), was published in 1777. The first book in Igbo, Isoama-Ibo a primer, was produced in 1857 by Samuel Ajayi Crowther, an ex-slave and teacher MasaShoes who was also an outstanding African linguist, leader, and Africa's first Anglican bishop.

There are numerous Igbo dialects, some of which are not mutually intelligible. The standard written form of Igbo is based on the Owerri and Umuahia dialects and has been in use since 1962.
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The first book to publish Igbo words was History of the Mission of the Evangelical Brothers in the Caribbean (German: Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Brüder auf den Carabischen Inseln), published in 1777.[6] Shortly afterwards in 1789, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano was published in London, England, written by Olaudah Equiano, a former slave, featuring 79 Igbo words.[6] The narrative also illustrated various aspects of Igbo life based in detail, based on Olaudah Equiano's experiences in his hometown of Essaka.[7]

Central Igbo, the dialect form gaining widest acceptance, is based on the dialects of two members of the Ezinihitte group of Igbo in Central Owerri Province between the towns of Owerri and Umuahia, Eastern Nigeria. From its proposal as a literary form in 1939 by Dr. Ida C. Ward, it was gradually accepted by missionaries, writers, and publishers across the region. In 1972, the Society for Promoting Igbo Language and Culture (SPILC), a nationalist organisation which saw Central Igbo as an imperialist exercise, set up a Standardisation Committee to extend Central Igbo to be a more inclusive language. Standard Igbo aims to cross-pollinate Central Igbo with words from Igbo dialects from outside the "Central" areas, and with the adoption of loan words
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BisharatNetPerson was signed in when posted
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Recently learned via a post by MultiLingual's Donna Parrish on Twitter that "Microsoft Language Portal updated with Windows 10 translations." Checked out their Language Portal, and found that they've got terms in 11 African languages including Igbo. The others are Amharic, Hausa, Kinyarwanda, Setswana, Swahili, Tigrinya, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu.

A quick perusal of Igbo translations of English terms shows use of the subdot characters and accents. Am not able to determine if this is consistent (can anyone else verify?).
BisharatNetPerson was signed in when posted
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Chima 4 real, "ICT" stands for "information and communication technology" in English. I personally don't know the translation into Igbo, and had no luck finding the term with a quick online search. Maybe someone else can help.
Chima 4 real
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What is ict in igbo language
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Chinedu (re /m1067 ), I certainly wouldn't be the one to know, but just to see I looked online. No answer, but noted several online Igbo <-> English dictionaries of which the first two below might be working off of the same database? (They also have other language options.) Note the full use of subdot characters, but no tones:

Don Osborn
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