I want to learn more Igbo, and I want others to know more Igbo. Anyone who is a fluent Igbo speaker-please help or start a course for English people who want to speak Igbo! Please!

January 27, 2015


I'd be excited to learn Igbo, too. I'm considering it for my 2017 language. I already plan to spend a year each on Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. So I'm trying to decide whether to go for Hindi next, or Mandarin, or else an African language like Igbo, Yoruba, or Swahili.

January 27, 2015

All of those languages can be good to learn. I suggest getting the feel of each language and then deciding which one you like best. Although, I agree with languageObsessed's recommendation-Igbo!

January 28, 2015

i also want to learn Igbo native Nigerian language

May 22, 2016

Nice! I've been trying my bit at Greek too. What should I look out for ?

July 6, 2018

what is the progress of an Igbo course on Duolingo? It looks like the last comment was from one year ago.

October 15, 2016

Unfortunately, I don't think there's much progress at all so far. I just don't think it's been submitted yet. :(

October 15, 2016

Create a course in Igbo. I am a native speaker and I can join in building it. Lots of people will indeed be interested. I started creating one on Memrise a few years ago but I lost interest as I was the only one.

May 11, 2019

I would love to have an Igbo course! I'm trying to learn from my mom (she's a native speaker), but it's difficult to remain motivated and I won't be able to write in it because she doesn't know how.

January 7, 2017

same! a duolingo course would most definitely motivate me to begin studying Igbo diligently.

July 3, 2017

If your mom joins DL, help her begin to create the course and then invite me to join or better, try starting with what you already know and then tap her knowledge and with me, a native speaker you can be part of creating the course for thousands like you who want to learn too.

May 11, 2019

I really want to learn igbo i hope this is still in the works

January 30, 2017

i've always wanted to speak igbo although i am. But i am born in america my parents just don't really find it reasonable to learn the language.

February 4, 2017

Same; I'm a Nigerian-American and both of my parents know Igbo, but they don't seem to be devoted to teaching it to me.

February 4, 2017

Okay everybody, Duolingo is now doing polls to that bring out new languages! The sooner this post gets more and more likes, the faster the course will come out! So please send the link of this post to others so that they can vote it up =)


For other courses and to learn more about what Duolingo is doing, go here: Link:

March 31, 2017

Ndewo (Greetings) everyone, Let's take Igbo seriously and open up the language millions of new learners (young and old) to enjoy our cultural heritage.

Here's a brief video by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the joys of learning Igbo

PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE: I would like a new course: What should I do?:


Apply to be an Igbo Contributor:

Finally, let us like, share this info and inform everyone that speaks the Igbo or has interest in understanding this amazing West African language to join forces together to kick-start the Igbo Course on Duolingo.

What other ideas do you have?

May 21, 2018

Igbo would be really interesting.

There's a project to revive and modernize the nsibidi system for Igbo, although it hasn't been widely adopted yet:

March 7, 2017

I am fluent igbo speaker but Duolingo has not emailed me back :(

February 12, 2018

Thank you for asking them! If they do, please let me know! :)

May 6, 2018

Please carry this up don’t give up!

July 16, 2018

Igbo would be a fun language to learn.

November 7, 2016

This would be so amazing if it comes to Fruition. Where are all my millenial Igbos who don't know the language? There should be hundreds of likes by now lol

July 22, 2017

yes to Igbo

December 20, 2017

@duolingopeep7, thanks for your interest in Igbo. I believe the time is ripe for us to to start an Igbo course for English people here on Duolingo. Igbo is my mother-tongue and as an influencer online, I am ready to team up with other contributors on this platform to start the Igbo course. Kindly do all within your power to fast-track the process. Thank you very much.

May 21, 2018

This would be amazing! I recently got married to a woman who's family speaks Igbo and I would love to be able to converse at least a bit with them, especially if we go visit her family's home.

June 20, 2018

This is a great Idea! I being a young Igbo teen, have always wanted to learn Igbo since I moved to America at a very young age. My parents being fluent speakers want me to learn, but they simply dont have the time. This would be a great help!

August 10, 2018

This is an excuse. If they wanted you to learn they simply should have spoken Igbo to you. They didn't "make time" to speak to you in English, they just did. It is truly that easy. That is how language works.

January 28, 2019

My same situation! I've looked towards BBC Igbo, the FSI Igbo Course, Mango Languages, and traditional Igbo music as of recent. GOD bless you in your journey!

August 24, 2018


August 28, 2018

Please bring out an Igbo course for English speakers. Igbo is a largely spoken language in Nigeria next to Yoruba and I would like to learn it as soon as possible. PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!! DUOLINGO ALL THE WAY!!!

September 13, 2018

AS a Nigerian-American whose parents didn't pass the language down I would LOVE to learn Igbo. Please make this happen!!! So many Igbo youth can barely understand the language. This will help keep the culture strong in the diaspora.

May 25, 2019

I agree, I am also an Nigerian-American who is looking to be fluent in the Igbo language. I think it is beneficial and important for the youths to keep a strong tie-in with his or her homeland

May 26, 2019

For those who want to know more about Igbo this is the Wikipedia page

January 27, 2015


January 27, 2015

Although I can speak Igbo fluently, I'd love to learn more words and the punctuations

April 7, 2017

Yes, I am also interested in learning Igbo! I'm Nigerian-American and I understand a little bit of Igbo, but I can't speak it. I would love to broaden my vocabulary, build my listening skills, and speak confidently. Learning my my language is important to me. I hope Duolingo will add Igbo very soon.

September 17, 2018

Would love to see Igbo on Duolingo and maybe twi, Yoruba and Xhosa, thx!!!

June 10, 2019


June 17, 2019

This would be cool

September 9, 2019
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