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Re: Kalabari People! by torusoeri(m): 7:00pm On Sep 05, 2015
[quote author=delishpot post=37705365][/quote]



The definition of Kenge is to crack .

I am not sure if delishpot is correct or not cos that music was not of my time. I was a kid when it was the music of every Ogbo in Kalabari so I d not know if they said kengeba or kien aga ba or ke anga ba..
If it is kengeba, I m not sure kengeba means anything tho. Cos no one would say I will crack or peel ( a kengeba )

Kenge actually means to crack. So if the woman was singing about her skin sickness it has to be a kind of sickness that kenge is the symptom of and not the name of the sickness. Ari oju kenge ari ( Her skin was cracking )..

But I am not sure she meant oju kenge symptom .

Now Ah minji birite means I have taken my bath and not I ll be taking my bath..
I ll be taking my bath is ( a minji birite bebe )..

in be ye be ye balama.... Ah ke anga ba balama ( this makes more sense than a kengeba )

AH KE ANGA BA means I will live with it ( I do not care ).. while , In be ye be ye means ( what ever they say )

The message there fore would be... what ever they say I do not care don't worry ( in be ye be ye ah ke angaba balama ) .
Re: Kalabari People! by torusoeri(m): 7:10pm On Sep 05, 2015
nayeb:


I should explain myself to you? Why don't you, your father and grandfather go F***yourselves?
Now you know why I heap piles on you.


I am not an Amachree...
I am an Akiala ( Founders and owners of Abonnema ) an Owere yedaba ( Jackrich )
an Abili ( Joe Jim ) and a Berepiki ( Abite )..
Re: Kalabari People! by shota(m): 1:11am On Sep 06, 2015
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Re: Kalabari People! by nayeb: 3:41am On Sep 06, 2015
shota:
The Earliest Kalabari groups or settlements are

1. Ke
2, Oporoama
3. Ifoko
4. Minama
5. Abisse / Oloma
6. Ekuleama
7. Angulama
8. Ebema
9. Ibelema krakrama
10. Soku
11. Kula
12. Tombia
13. Market settlement called Obu Ama. ( Several Ijaw people traded with the Ikweres .
14. Kalabari town ( Calabar )
15 Torusarama piri ( Ke anga be ama )


Other settlements founded later

16. Ido
17. Tema
18. Ogru ama ( Ba- kana )
19 Abalama

Ancient Non Ijaw communities within Kalabari kingdom

20. Bukuma
21 Obonnoma


History of these people ( settlements ) or groups is what gives a finer picture of the History of KALABARI KINGDOM....


There was however no KINGDOM prior to King Amakiri.

Each of these settlements were independent settlements prior to King Amakiri.

Ancient Kalabari settlement ( Calabar ) was the first to have contact with Europeans in the 15th century.
Several rulers of the place and people existed before one Owuere ye Daba became known in the 16th century.
He controlled the slave trade on the river Calabar where he served as middle man between Portuguese ship dwelling slave traders and the hinterland Arochukwu Igbos at the mouth of the river .

These Ijaw people had Efik neighbors and had among them a more influential group who called themselves Koro ame that claimed to be ancestors of one Opukoroye . There were other families also .
Some times the Koro ame were also known as Awome or perhaps Awome was another group of Ijaws that lived in the settlement .

The settlement was abandoned in the early 17th century during the reign of Owuere ye Daba.. It was due to the treatment of the new slave traders who had dislodged the Portuguese. They were the Dutch. The Dutch chose to enslave the people so the people fled after some brutal encounter. This was cos of on going war between the European slave traders in the region. Eventually, the French took over control and in no time the English dislodged the French.

The Ijaw people however, abandoned the place and scattered themselves to new settlements West ward . Some settled among the Okoloma while the Bulk of them went further West to join another Ijaw settlers in the what was called TORUSARAMA PIRI.


Torusarama piri was beehive of activities and it quickly became a center of trade due to its location. .

It was in Torusarama piri the making of the KINGDOM known as KALABARI KINGDOM happened..


Torusarama piri was said to be initially settled by Ijaw people along their various wards.. The settlers were mainly from the early groups mentioned above and other Ijaws far away..


( To be Continued..)

For once commit yourself to putting all this trash into a book under your real name and have it published so the Word can know who you are, and characterize you as the worthless intellectual midget that you really are.
Re: Kalabari People! by nayeb: 3:47am On Sep 06, 2015
torusoeri:


I am not an Amachree...
I am an Akiala ( Founders and owners of Abonnema ) an Owere yedaba ( Jackrich )
an Abili ( Joe Jim ) and a Berepiki ( Abite )..

I knew who you were Tom Alabaraba when I was writing all those things including calling your father and grandfather fools and mentally deranged derelict. I never once thought that you were an Amachree. My use of the term though included their supporters as you who are dedicated liars and fabricators, making you a psychopath.
Re: Kalabari People! by torusoeri(m): 4:05am On Sep 06, 2015
nayeb:


I knew who you were Tom Alabaraba when I was writing all those things including calling your father and grandfather fools and mentally deranged derelict. I never once thought that you were an Amachree. My use of the term though included their supporters as you who are dedicated liars and fabricators, making you a psychopath.

Mad people are better left to spew their rubbish cos they are mad anyway .
Re: Kalabari People! by nayeb: 10:28am On Sep 07, 2015
torusoeri:


Mad people are better left to spew their rubbish cos they are mad anyway .

Sure, you insulted your grandmother Nduba of only capable of speaking Igbotic Kalabari because you did not inherit the hereditary mentally degenerate nature from your father and grandfather. Sure! your argument made sense.
Re: Kalabari People! by shota(m): 3:32pm On Sep 07, 2015
nayeb:


Sure, you insulted your grandmother Nduba of only capable of speaking Igbotic Kalabari because you did not inherit the hereditary mentally degenerate nature from your father and grandfather. Sure! your argument made sense.


LOL I ll not tell you what Nduba mean in Kalabari.. Find out and get back to me.
Re: Kalabari People! by torusoeri(m): 4:32pm On Sep 07, 2015
nayeb:


Sure, you insulted your grandmother Nduba of only capable of speaking Igbotic Kalabari because you did not inherit the hereditary mentally degenerate nature from your father and grandfather. Sure! your argument made sense.


You ll never know the meaning of Nduba in Kalabari .
Re: Kalabari People! by delishpot: 5:28am On Oct 07, 2015
A question for the house please .....What is WIN and VICTORY in Kalabari?
Re: Kalabari People! by shota(m): 12:27pm On Oct 07, 2015
delishpot:
A question for the house please .....What is WIN and VICTORY in Kalabari?

Nengima / Buro
Re: Kalabari People! by delishpot: 2:02pm On Oct 07, 2015
shota:


Nengima / Buro

Thank you cool
Re: Kalabari People! by nayeb: 8:12pm On Oct 09, 2015
delishpot:
A question for the house please .....What is WIN and VICTORY in Kalabari?

You might to want to visit some of he Kalabari Dictionaries online. Just get on Google and run search on "Kalabari", and some dictionary sites will appear. Read compare and contrast for your own assessment.
Re: Kalabari People! by delishpot: 6:23am On Oct 10, 2015
nayeb:


You might to want to visit some of he Kalabari Dictionaries online. Just get on Google and run search on "Kalabari", and some dictionary sites will appear. Read compare and contrast for your own assessment.

Bro Imiete.
Re: Kalabari People! by Staind(m): 3:33pm On Nov 25, 2015
Hi Everyone, I happen to bear the surname Iyalla but i am from Benue state. However, my dad (in blessed memory) did tell me that his forefathers may have migrated from the south south to where they currently are. I would like to know my true origins from any Iyalla who would be willing to help me. Thanks

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Re: Kalabari People! by nayeb: 7:21am On Nov 29, 2015
Staind:
Hi Everyone, I happen to bear the surname Iyalla but i am from Benue state. However, my dad (in blessed memory) did tell me that his forefathers may have migrated from the south south to where they currently are. I would like to know my true origins from any Iyalla who would be willing to help me. Thanks

Your apparent forefather Chief Iyalla, history from his teenage years to his last great war, is in the book, "The True Kalabari History...". It is in amazon.com at

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0988996073/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1448777988&sr=8-1&pi=SL75_QL70&keywords=opubo+g+benebo

Get a copy and you can read more there than any one here can tell you about Chief Iyalla.
Re: Kalabari People! by Nobody: 7:24am On Nov 29, 2015
Staind:
Hi Everyone, I happen to bear the surname Iyalla but i am from Benue state. However, my dad (in blessed memory) did tell me that his forefathers may have migrated from the south south to where they currently are. I would like to know my true origins from any Iyalla who would be willing to help me. Thanks

Are you Idoma?
Re: Kalabari People! by mensah081: 7:43am On Nov 29, 2015
iyalla is my compound name banana (hometown) but I resides at pH. 08182230647 if interestd
Re: Kalabari People! by mensah081: 7:44am On Nov 29, 2015
iyalla is my compound name, "bakana" (hometown) but I resides at pH. 08182230647 if interestd

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Re: Kalabari People! by Staind(m): 11:23am On Nov 30, 2015
Yes I am Idoma, from Otukpa (Ogbadibo local government area)
Radoillo:


Are you Idoma?
Re: Kalabari People! by chijiblaze(m): 10:32am On Sep 20, 2016
pilas:
Main article: Ijoid languages
The Ijaw speak nine closely-related Niger-Congo languages, all of which belong to the Ijoid branch of the Niger-Congo tree. The primary division between the Ijo languages is that between Eastern Ijo and Western Ijo, the most important of the former group of languages being Izon, which is spoken by about four million people. There are two prominent groupings of this language. The first group is nominally termed "Western" or "Central" Ijaw or Izon, and consists of "Western" Ijaw speakers (Ekeremo-Sagbama(Mein), Bassan, Apoi, Arogbo, Bumo, Kabuowei, Ogboin, Tarakiri, etc variety) as well Kolokuma-Opokuma (Yenagoa and the vicinity). Nembe-Brass and Akassa (Akaha) dialects are referred to as "Ijo South-East". These groups, since 1996, mainly constitutes Bayelsa State, but spills over to Delta, Edo and Ondo States. Biseni and Okodia dialect are termded "Inland" Ijo The other major group is Kalabari. Kalabari is an "Eastern" Ijaw language but the term "Eastern Ijaw" is not the normal nomenclature. Kalabari is the name one of the clans of the Ijaws that reside on the eastern side of the Niger-Delta (Abonnema, Buguma, Bakana, Degema etc who form a major group in Rivers State, hence their involvement in the fight for greater oil control. Other "Eastern" Ijaw clans are the Okrika, Ibani (the natives of Bonny, Finima and Opobo) and Nkoroo. They are neighbours to the Kalabari in present day Rivers State of Nigeria.

Other related Ijo sub-groups which have distinct linguistic relations but very close blood (i.e genetic), cultural and territorial homogenity with the rest of the Ijaw are Epie-Atisa clan, Engenni people and Udekama (which speak Delta Edoid Languages). Others are Ogbia clan, Bukuma, Abuloma (Obulom) and Andoni (which speak Delta Cross languages).

It was discovered in the 1980s that a nearly-extinct Berbice Creole Dutch, spoken in Guyana, is based on Ijo lexicon and grammar. Its nearest relative seems to be Eastern Ijo, most likely Kalabari (Kouwenberg 1994).





If the ijaw speak nine languages, can they truly be considered as just one tribe?
Even if the languages are related, are they mutually intelligible?
I understand that western izon and eastern ijo are unable to communicate with each other in the same language. Ogbia is a different language altogether. So are Ogoni, Andoni, Kalabari & Obulom. People need to look properly into this matter.
Ijaw is not one tribe.
Re: Kalabari People! by Nobody: 8:42pm On Dec 09, 2016
Wa mianga emi o.

O dein na gborubo ke sime.

Ibi wereh.
Re: Kalabari People! by RedboneSmith(m): 10:34pm On Dec 09, 2016
chijiblaze:



If the ijaw speak nine languages, can they truly be considered as just one tribe?
Even if the languages are related, are they mutually intelligible?
I understand that western izon and eastern ijo are unable to communicate with each other in the same language. Ogbia is a different language altogether. So are Ogoni, Andoni, Kalabari & Obulom. People need to look properly into this matter.
Ijaw is not one tribe.

The same thing can be said about Igbo.

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Re: Kalabari People! by Nobody: 10:59pm On Dec 09, 2016
chijiblaze:



If the ijaw speak nine languages, can they truly be considered as just one tribe?
Even if the languages are related, are they mutually intelligible?
I understand that western izon and eastern ijo are unable to communicate with each other in the same language. Ogbia is a different language altogether. So are Ogoni, Andoni, Kalabari & Obulom. People need to look properly into this matter.
Ijaw is not one tribe.
Ogoni isn't an ijaw group, from your name I guess you are igbo, how many dialects does igbo have? Look at dat properly and get back to me about how the igbos are one tribe

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Re: Kalabari People! by obakovich: 9:47pm On May 07, 2017
Who knows about Iju(Jack) of Aboneema?
Re: Kalabari People! by francesco01(m): 5:05pm On Feb 11
joyblinks:
@Seunnowell lol
as ur id states, e be like say u no really well.
tie i lae-e.
joyblinks mbre,aisim o
Re: Kalabari People! by doppelganger93: 2:58pm On Mar 07
Good evening to everybody in the house.


Have you heard that Ambassador Iyalla from Bakana has passed away? He was buried on Tuesday.


A link:.............................................https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/02/iyalla-passes-on-at-90/?fbclid=IwAR1uLUcRDGKS6g-5NuXHt2eaxYkGDCN0oOtHh0ya0nIw6-0Pih9IptESo2Y

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