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Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Meziem1010(m): 7:42pm On Jul 02, 2014
I have observed that there are many similarities in nghgerian languages. Let us take time to observe and compare some of them. To start with, BLOOD: Igbo call OBARA while Akwa ibom call UBARA. CORN-Igbo-oka, BENIN- okha. give us those u know
Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Fulaman198(m): 8:30pm On Jul 02, 2014
Meziem1010: I have observed that there are many similarities in nghgerian languages. Let us take time to observe and compare some of them. To start with, BLOOD: Igbo call OBARA while Akwa ibom call UBARA. CORN-Igbo-oka, BENIN- okha. give us those u know

You should change it to some Nigerian languages. What you are describing here are loan words Nigerian languages can be quite different.
Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by bigfrancis21: 12:48am On Jul 03, 2014
Igbo: munwa - me
French: Moi - me

smiley

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Nobody: 6:56pm On Jul 03, 2014
NECK
yoruba : orun
Igbo. : onu

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by justi4jesu(f): 5:59am On Jul 04, 2014
Hmm

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by dont8(m): 6:01am On Jul 04, 2014
GOAT
Yoruba: Ewure
Igbo: Ewu

Most times too, some of this similarity could bring about different meanings and interpretations.

Check this: An Egbira boy took his friend, a Yoruba boy to his home and wanted to introduce him to his father and was shouting Ota mi de, Ada mi da. The word ‘Ota’ in Egbira language means friend whereas in Yoruba, the same word means enemy. By the same token, the word ‘Ada’ in Egbira means father, whereas in Yoruba the same word means cutlass or sword. Of course, the word ‘Mi’ in Egbira and Yoruba simply means mine, and the word ‘De’, ‘has arrived’ means exactly the same thing in both Yoruba and Egbira. Therefore, ‘Ota mi de, Ada mi da’ in Egbira simply means ‘My friend has arrived, where is my father’ (to help me welcome him). In Yoruba, the same statement means, ‘My enemy is here, get me my cutlass’. shocked

If I was that friend in question, on hearing the word sword, I'll do Usain Bolt sharpaly. smiley

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Nobody: 6:02am On Jul 04, 2014
Akamu - pap - igbo
Akamu - sperm - me wink

Efo - soup - Yoruba
Ofe - soup - igbo

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by edgideon(m): 6:02am On Jul 04, 2014
ore- friend in Yoruba

Ore- curse word in Urhobo

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by raziboi(m): 6:02am On Jul 04, 2014
ask Google nah,......

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by LMAyedun(m): 6:03am On Jul 04, 2014
ENGLISH- IGALA- YORUBA

Eye - Eju - Oju
Ear - Eti - Eti
Mouth - Alu - Enu
Nose - Imo - Imu
Hand - Owo - Owo
Leg - Ere - Ese
Child - Oma - Omo
Husband - Oko - Oko

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Sijo01(f): 6:03am On Jul 04, 2014
undecided

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by emekaanijah(m): 6:04am On Jul 04, 2014
stone igbo- okute ... Yoruba - okuta

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by egesie(m): 6:04am On Jul 04, 2014
STONE
Igbo: Okute
Yoruba: Okuta

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Phrankin(m): 6:05am On Jul 04, 2014
YAAY!!! first to comment.
you can now shoot me.

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by egesie(m): 6:05am On Jul 04, 2014
Cherry
Igbo: Udara
Efik: Udare

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Sijo01(f): 6:05am On Jul 04, 2014
egesie: STONE
Igbo: Okute
Yoruba: Okuta


Benin - Okuta

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Afam4eva(m): 6:06am On Jul 04, 2014
SPOON
Igbo - Ngaji
Ogoni - Ngazi

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by ojeffo: 6:08am On Jul 04, 2014
Yoruba:=OBO::: PUSSSYYY

IGBO: OBO= boils on infants

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by ojeffo: 6:09am On Jul 04, 2014
Phrankin: YAAY!!! first to comment.
you can now shoot me.
counts** 1,2,3.......13....***Shoots him**...stop using airtel in ur afterlife

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by DesChyko(m): 6:11am On Jul 04, 2014
Rice - osikapa(igbo), shinkafa (hausa)
Scarf - nchafu (igbo), le chifon (french)

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Kei144(m): 6:17am On Jul 04, 2014
Afam4eva: SPOON
Igbo - Ngaji
Ogoni - Ngazi

In my Igbo village, it is ngazi.

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Moblord(m): 6:19am On Jul 04, 2014
Je ka - let us - yoruba Je ka - go on- hausa

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Afam4eva(m): 6:22am On Jul 04, 2014
Kei144:

In my Igbo village, it is ngazi.
Which village is that?
Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Yoney007(f): 6:24am On Jul 04, 2014
Can't spell those native words....But Itsekiri & Yoruba has lots in common....what do we really expect?? The colonized has to behave and act like their colonial masters.

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by VantagePoint: 6:27am On Jul 04, 2014
Amen-Yoruba-Ase
Amen-Benin-Ise

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Nobody: 6:30am On Jul 04, 2014
PLANTAIN
ogede-Igbo
Ogede-Yoruba

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by horchukoh(m): 6:31am On Jul 04, 2014
Haba you can lai oo Ore in urhobo means plantain
edgideon: ore- friend in Yoruba

Ore- curse word in Urhobo

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Nobody: 6:31am On Jul 04, 2014
BEANS CAKE

Akara-igbo
Akara-yoruba

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by chrysso83(m): 6:31am On Jul 04, 2014
What
Kini - Yoruba
Gini - Igbo

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by Nobody: 6:33am On Jul 04, 2014
VantagePoint: Amen-Yoruba-Ase
Amen-Benin-Ise

Igbo-isee

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by horchukoh(m): 6:33am On Jul 04, 2014
Jesu-yoruba
jesu-urhobo

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Re: Similarity In Some Nigerian Languages by MabraO: 6:34am On Jul 04, 2014
Sijo01:


Benin - Okuta

U wrong

Benin
Stone - ugbe
Rock - okuta

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