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An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 6:36pm On May 18, 2012
Have you guys ever wondered how to say the names of certain animals in Igbo? Here's the place to get your answers. I'll try and centralize the names of these animals. For those that aren't centralized, I'll make a notice.

Umu Igbo, please feel free to contribute. smiley
Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 6:39pm On May 18, 2012
Ant :: ijere (I think the central version is ndanda, though I'm not sure)



Antelope :: ele

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 6:46pm On May 18, 2012
Alligator :: aghu (I'm not sure if this is the central one)



Ape :: uzontuzo

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 6:48pm On May 18, 2012
Baboon :: adaka

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by tchaik(m): 7:00pm On May 18, 2012
I tot Ant=anwu?
Anyway, I think I have some (though no pics):
Ele= Antelope
Enyi=Elephant
Ehm!! What is rabbit in igbo?
Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 7:02pm On May 18, 2012
Bat :: usu

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 7:05pm On May 18, 2012
tchaik: I tot Ant=anwu?
Anyway, I think I have some (though no pics):
Ele= Antelope
Enyi=Elephant
Ehm!! What is rabbit in igbo?

'Anhunhu/anwu' just refers to insects in general or maybe your dialect has a different name for it. Ant is 'ijere' or 'ijele' while rabbit is 'ewuta'. It would be cool if you could supply us with more animals.
Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 7:12pm On May 18, 2012
Bee :: aṅu

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 7:24pm On May 18, 2012
Beatle :: ebe (Dung beatle is ada-kpukpuru-nsi)

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 7:29pm On May 18, 2012
Bird (In general) :: nnunu




Boar :: ezi ohia

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:06pm On May 18, 2012
Butterfly :: ndudubariba

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:08pm On May 18, 2012
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Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:11pm On May 18, 2012
Cat :: nwa mba

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:14pm On May 18, 2012
Chimpanzee :: ozodimgba

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:20pm On May 18, 2012
Cow :: ehi

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:23pm On May 18, 2012
Chicken :: okuko



Cod :: okporoko

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:27pm On May 18, 2012
Cockroach :: uchicha lipsrsealed

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:29pm On May 18, 2012
Crab :: nsiko



Clam :: nkom

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:31pm On May 18, 2012
Crocodile :: aguiyi

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:32pm On May 18, 2012
Deer :: mgbada

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:41pm On May 18, 2012
Dog :: nkita



Donkey :: jaki

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:43pm On May 18, 2012
Duck :: okuko ugbala (I don't know the central version of this)



Dove :: nduru

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:45pm On May 18, 2012
Eagle :: ugo

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:48pm On May 18, 2012
Elephant :: enyi



Earthworm :: idide

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:52pm On May 18, 2012
Fish (in general) :: azu

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:54pm On May 18, 2012
Frog :: mbara



Fly :: ijiji

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 8:57pm On May 18, 2012
Goat :: ewu

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 9:02pm On May 18, 2012
Grasscutter :: nchi

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 9:04pm On May 18, 2012
Grasshopper :: ukpaka

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 9:06pm On May 18, 2012
Horse (general) :: enyinya



Hippopotamus :: enyi-nmiri

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 9:09pm On May 18, 2012
Insects (general) :: anhunhu

Re: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In Igbo Language by odumchi: 9:12pm On May 18, 2012
Kite :: egbe

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