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|Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Akhenaten: 6:26am On Jan 06, 2011|
Igbos of Nigeria and Ancient Kemitians of Kemet (Egypt)
by Oguejiofo Annu
The Eri creation myths of the Igbos holds that Chukwu-Okike sent down Eri and his wife Nnamaku down a ladder from the sky. He landed near the current town of Agulu Eri. From them came the sacred ancestors who founded the Igbos, Edos, Igalas, Yorubas, Junkuns, Hausas, and the rest of humanity.
According to other schools of thought, the origin of the Igbo begins with the story of the eponymous ancestor, Eri. By archeological account, in around 2345 BC in Ancient Egypt, a certain “M-Eru-ka (or Eru/Eri)” became a high priest to Pharaoh Teti.
Subsequently, as a result of dynastic tensions, M-Eru-ka let Kemit with many of his family and followers and set forth towards the south-west, where the great sea of southern Ethiopia washed the shores of Palm-tree lined beaches.
Eri as he was later called entered into the territory that was to become later day modern Nigeria. He set up many lodges across the land, wherein Kemitian Muur Sciences were studied and practised. Some elements of those sciences and wisdom still survive in mutilated forms in Nigeria of today.
In a similar vein, it has been pointed out that during the Exodus, which marked the beginning of the mass movement of the tribes of Israel, the tribe of Eri was amongst the tribe that left Egypt following the injunction from Jehova to his devotees, the Israelites (see Deuteronomy chapter 28 verses 58 – 68).
It has also been argued that some of these ancient Kemitian tribes founded settlements in the southern part of Sudan, where they established the “Nok” culture, which is similar to that of other (sun Cult) culture, like Nri, the Jukuns, and the Onaja Oboli dynasty of the Igalas, in the Northern part of Nigeria.
The main Eri group continued until the confluence of Rivers Niger and Anambara known as “Ezu-na-Omambala” and where it settled and founded the Agulu-Eri community.
Indeed, due to the calibre of its earliest founders and the sciences they set up, the network of nationalities that make up the country Nigeria, is a veritable invisible Muurish Empire about to manifest on the face of the earth.
Due to the influence of Eri and his civilization, many distinct aspects of Kemitian culture and science are found among the Igbos of Nigeria. For example, the Igbos were famous giant mound builders, constructing many structures similar to the Kemitian and Kushitic pyramides, like those that used to be at Nsude.
The religious pantheon of the Igbos and the ancient Kemitians share many similar ancestors and ancestresses many of them bearing identical names.
They shared the sun-god worship of Ra, Chukwu Ra; Kemitians were similarly fetishitic about circumcision, and menstrual periods like the Igbos. Similar hair styles, similar martial arts and self defense schools, similar social structures.
But for now, we will focus on some observed ligusitic similarities that exist between ancient Kemtian language and present day Igbo language, for many Kemitic Egyptian words yet survive in the Igbo language today. This is a current topical area of research in linguistics and history.
A small list of Ancient Egyptian words which survive in the Igbo language are as follows:
EGYPTIAN | IGBO (Onitsha and Uburu dialects used) KAKA(God) | Ka (greater, superior)
Khu (to kill, death) | Nwu/Gbu (die/to kill)
Em (smell) | Imi/Emi (nose, associated with smell)
Bi (to become) | Bu (to become)
un (living being) | Ndu (life)
Feh (to go away) | Feh (to fly away)
Budo (dwelling place) | Obodo/ubudo (country, dwelling place)
Dudu (black image of Osiris) | Mmadu (person)
Un (living person) | Ulo/Uno (living area, house)
Beka (pray/confess) | Biko/Beko (to plead, please)
Aru (mouth) | Onu (mouth) & kooh/Kwue (to speak)
Dor (settlement) | Dor-Nor (sit down, settle)
Ra -Shu (light after darkness) | La -Shu (sleep)
Aru (rise) | Anu/Kulie (up, rise)
Wu (rise) | KWu-ni/Kunie (rise)
In- n (negation) nh-n (negation)
Ma (to know) | Ma, Ma-li (to know)
Se (to create) | Ke (to create) & Se (to draw)
Hoo (rejoice) | Goo, ta-Goo (dance, rejoice)
Omijener (deep water) | Ime-me (deep inside)
Nen (the primeval water mother) | Nem (mother)
Ro (talk) | Kwo (to talk)
Penka (divide) Panje (break it)
Ala (Land of) | Ala (Land of, ground, boundary)
Amu (children) | Umu (children)
Ani (ground land below) | Ani (ground land below)
Ka (higher) | Ka (greater, higher, stronger, above)
Pa (open) | Meghee (open)
Isi (leader) | Isi (leader, head (body part), female name as in igbo: “Isioma”)
Oni (AE City) | Oni-tsha (Igbo City)
Ikhenaten (name of a Pharaoh) | Ikh-em (Igbo name for a male representing high power)
Au-nu (Crocodile) | Anu/Anu-Ma-nu (animal, beast)
Miri (water) | Miri (water)
Nahasu (other Blacks) | Ahasi/Ani-hasi (Evening, night)
Ak (man) | Ok-a (man)
Ehn/Hen (yes, nod head) | Eh (yes, nod head)
Paa/Faa (fly) | Feeh/Faa (fly)
Utcha (dawn) | Uchi-chi/Utchi-chi(night)
MM (among) | Imme (inside, among)
W (they) | Uwe (they, them)
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by AndreUweh(m): 8:58pm On Jan 06, 2011|
There is no common ancestry amongst Ndigbo. Ubulu Uku, Nri etc trace their ancestry from Israel. Some communities trace their ancestry from Bini, Igala, Aro, Orlu, Okigwe and Ngwa. While others trace their roots from nowhere.
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Abagworo(m): 12:06pm On Jan 23, 2011|
It disgusts me so much how in desperation all the African languages try to look for similarity with ancient Egyptian words.The latest is Japanese.
Me(English). Mi(Igbo,Yoruba,Bini etc)
Eye - pronounced aiy(English). Anya(Igbo)
Does it mean Igbo originated from French and English?
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by ezeagu(m): 10:52pm On Jan 23, 2011|
Aren't these people Igbo?
What's desperate about looking for similarities?
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Abagworo(m): 12:14am On Jan 24, 2011|
There are similarities amongst Nigerian languages but this their Egypt,Asian and Hebrew similarities are very short of reality.Look at the English and French examples I gave and understand my point.
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by ezeagu(m): 1:39am On Jan 24, 2011|
But what's wrong with just comparing?
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by aljharem(m): 2:14am On Jan 24, 2011|
why can't egyptians say they originated from aligbo why the other way around
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Nobody: 2:50pm On May 25, 2011|
There is no denying that Ancient Egyptians had Eastern AND West African roots. Ppl fail to realize Egypt was not this "civilized Empire surrounded by primitive spear throwing Negroes in bush Africa" as the west sadly likes to portray it to have been.
There were African civilizations, kingdoms, empires that were just as organized minus the fancy gold accessories heavily worn by their fellow Africans known as Egyptians nonetheless they were just as organized and just as powerful. How else would the Berbers [who stole from and robbed Egypt as well as the rest of East Africa], know to travel to places throughout the continent where if one takes time to check the history, would see they were former lands of great empires?
Large numbers of traders and nomads helped to create the strong bond between the two regions by word of mouth and as sources of communication. There are words that are west African in origin that can be found in Ancient Egyptian languages/dialects. Upon the decline of Egypt due to its being invaded by the Middle Eastern and eventually Europeans, that is when we began to see more of the true Egyptians (blacks) moving southward be it south west (Mali/Nigeria/Chad;etc) or south east (Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritea, Kenya). Some even remained in Egypt and their descendants are still found there to this day.
Black history is AMAZING! No matter where we are in the world, we are truly amazing.
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by namfav(m): 7:44am On May 26, 2011|
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by eddy1977(m): 4:17pm On May 26, 2011|
Only nigerians come up with these kinds of sterile delusional researches.
the more i stick around this website,the more i understand the nigerian mindset.
it seems like the whole world revolves around yoroubas and igbos.
its as if the garden of eden was in yorubaland or igboland.
it also seems like all the black people who were sold as slaves in the west originated from nigeria.
i hear some ridiculous and nonsensical arguments about phenotypes.this african american celebrity looks like yorouba or igbo.
seriously,how many nigerians know anything beyond the borders of nigeria?
i am very serious. i have met nigerians who were highly educated and still exhibited the same characteristic.
the answer to all this ancestry crap is very easy.
we black people as a whole have but illusions. the white man keeps his history in books and documents them.you can trace the british people all the way to the first century.with names and dates.we on the other hand have to rely on tales to trace our ancestry.or we have to call on the white man to tell us of our ancestry.
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by aljharem3: 5:15pm On May 26, 2011|
can u stop that nonsense, it is only igbos
they originated from isreal
they orignated from egypt
they orignated from nri
i think they are delusional
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Abagworo(m): 6:09pm On May 26, 2011|
This is definitely not Alj harem.Never!!
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Rossikk(m): 6:55am On Jun 10, 2011|
It disgusts me so much how in desperation all the African languages try to look for similarity with ancient Egyptian words. The latest is Japanese.
First off, your list comprises just 4 or 5 similarities while the lists comparing Ancient Egyptian to Igbo or Yoruba are known to have hundreds of congruences.
You simply need to research more. It should not annoy you that Africans are researching their history, AND IF the research leads them to the NORTH of Africa, that is what it is. There is IRREFUTABLE evidence of heavy black presence in the Nile Valley/Middle East in antiquity. Just as there is evidence of southward migrations of those populations owing to invasion (Arab/Greek etc) and desertification of the once fertile Sahara.
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Rossikk(m): 7:03am On Jun 10, 2011|
Images of Royalty from Ancient Egypt. These are clearly black Africans, so it is very imperative that we do not shy away from connecting the dots,
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by MistadeRegal(m): 10:43pm On Jun 07, 2013|
If the Igbos wanted to know their origin, why don't they go and carry out an investigation about the journey of Queen Sheba of Zimbabwe?
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by PAGAN9JA(m): 11:16pm On Jun 07, 2013|
Rossikk: Images of Royalty from Ancient Egypt. These are clearly black Africans, so it is very imperative that we do not shy away from connecting the dots,
its made of back stone you id.iot! even their clothes are black.
tht doesn't mean they are negroes!
|Re: Igbos Of Nigeria And Ancient Kemitians Of Kemet (Egypt) by Nobody: 4:10pm On Jun 08, 2013|
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