Nkọwa okwu is an online Igbo-English dictionary. It's for searching Igbo words using either Igbo or English.

Since most people associated Igbo with Central Igbo or Izugbe Igbo, the main words in this dictionary use the Central Igbo dialect.

Igbo is a rich language with more than 20 known dialects. Due to the many variations of the language, it's been difficult to fully catalog words in each dialect. The dictionary tracks 17 dialects.

This website is built on top of the Igbo API.


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