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And To Which Language Do These Famous Naija Expressions Belong? by Nobody: 3:41am On Sep 19, 2010
[size=18pt]You can add your own Expressions. . . .[/size]

Jare -
Jor-
Bia-
Chineke-
Nitori Olorun-
Kai-
Eh ehn? -
Yeee! -


etc. . . .
Re: And To Which Language Do These Famous Naija Expressions Belong? by InkedNerd(f): 6:59am On Sep 19, 2010
Hmmm, I know bia and chineke are Igbo words undecided
Re: And To Which Language Do These Famous Naija Expressions Belong? by Afam4eva(m): 2:56pm On Sep 19, 2010
Jare - Yoruba(meaning jare)
Jor- Yoruba(meaning please)
Bia- Igbo(Meaning come)
Chineke- Igbo(meanign God)
Nitori Olorun- Yoruba(meaning because of God)
Kai- I don't know, but i think it's hausa.
Eh ehn? - It does not belong to any language
Yeee! - This too does not belong to any language
Re: And To Which Language Do These Famous Naija Expressions Belong? by AndreUweh(m): 9:16pm On Sep 19, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

[size=18pt]You can add your own Expressions. . . .[/size]

Jare -
Jor-
Bia-
Chineke-
Nitori Olorun-
Kai-
Eh ehn? -
Yeee! -
@The poster, I can't believe you do not know the meaning of Chineke and bia.


etc. . . .
Re: And To Which Language Do These Famous Naija Expressions Belong? by johnie: 10:50am On Sep 20, 2010
Jare - Yoruba: Please
Jor- Yoruba : Please (It's actually joo)
Bia- Igbo: Come
Chineke- Igbo: God
Nitori Olorun- Yoruba: For God's sake
Kai- Hausa : Stop! (Exclamation?)
Eh ehn? -
Yeee! - Yoruba: Oh! (Exclamation)

Biko- Igbo: Please
Gba!- Yoruba: Accept

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