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Oko, also known as Ogori-Magongo and Oko-Eni-Osayen, is a dialect cluster spoken in Nigeria. It appears to form a branch of the "Nupe–Oko–Idoma" (noi) group of Niger–Congo languages. Most Oko speakers also speak Yoruba as a second language. The language is spoken in and around the towns of Ogori and Magongo in southwestern Kogi State, close to the Ondo and Edo state borders.

Oko
Ogori-Magongo
Native toNigeria
RegionKogi State
Native speakers
40,000 (2006)[1]
Niger–Congo
Dialects
  • Oko
  • Eni
  • Osayen
Language codes
ISO 639-3oks
Glottologokoe1238[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Oko-Eni-Osayen". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.