The First African Language API

Igbo is a rich Nigerian language that’s spoken by approximately 45 million people. Unfortunately, despite the language's wide use, it's considered to be a low resource language.

Existing as an open-source project, the Igbo API aims to change this by making the process of learning Igbo more accessible to the Nigerian diaspora and beyond.



Each word is provided with at least one definition.


Certain words are accompanied by contextual examples.

Tone Marks

Diacritics are used to convey the different tones present in the Igbo language.


The Igbo language has many dialects, some words capture this nuance by providing variant spellings.

With each API key, you'll get 2,500 requests per day.

Try it Out

Enter a word in either English or Igbo to see it's information

Want to see how this data is getting used? Take a look at the dictionary app