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Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by anselm791(m): 6:20pm On Mar 07, 2015
1) Goat = Ewu (Male = Mkpi, Female = Nne Ewu)

2) Fowl = Okuko (Male = Oke Okpa, Female = Nnekwu)

3) Guinea Fowl = Ogazi

4) Chicken = Nwa Okuko

5) Turkey = Tolotolo/Torotoro

6) Duck = Obogwuma/Obogwu

7) Pigeon = Nduru/Nduli

8.) Ostrich = Enyi Nnunu

9) Antelope = Mgbada

10) Deer = Ene

11) Cow = Efi

12) Horse = Inyinya

13) Rat = Oke

14) Guinea Pig = Oke Bekee

15) Squirrel = Osa

16) Dog = Nkita

17) Hyena = Nkita Ofia

18) Cat = Nwonogbo/Buusu/Nwamba

19) Sheep = Atulu

20) Ram = Ebune/Ebule

21) Pig = Ezi

22) Lion = Odum

23) Leopard = Agu/Awolo

24) Elephant = Enyi

25) Monkey = Enwe

26) Chimpanzee = Adaka

27) Gorilla = Ozodimgba (Ozo, the king of wrestling)

28) Snail = Eju/Ejune/Ejula

29) Snake = Agwo

30) Python = Eke

31) Lizard = Ngwele/Ngwere

32) Wall Gecko = Agu uno

33) Crocodile = Aguiyi

34) Toad = Awo

35) Frog = Mbala/Mbara/Nte/Akiri

36) Tortoise = Mbe/Nabe

37) Vulture = Udene/Udele

38) Eagle = Ugo

39) White Ant = Aruru

40) Black Ant = Agbisi

41) Mosquito = Añu Nta

42) Grasshopper = Ukpana

43) Kite = Nkwo

44) Spider = Ududo

45) Praying Mantis = Okongono

46) Earth Worm = Idide

47) Worm = Okpo

48) Scorpion = Akpi

49) Butterfly = Ilokolo Ibuba

50) Cockroach = Uchicha

51) House Fly = Ijiji

52) Cricket = Mbuzu/Mgbaja

53) Bed Bug = Chinchi/Ogii

54) Bee = Añu

55) Crab = Nchiko/Nshiko

56) Bat = Usu

57) Millipede = Esu

58) Centipede = Ogbakuluu

59) Rabbit = Ewii

60) Grasscutter = Nchi

61) Owl = Ikwikwi/Iyi Ochi

62) Wood Pecker = Otu Kpokpo

63) Chameleon = Ugwumagana

64) Fox = Nyanwuruede

65) Fish = Azu

66) African civet = Edi Ura (a nocturnal animal known to sleep all day during the day. Used to refer to anyone who sleeps a lot)

67) Wasp = Ebu (Isi kote ebu, O gbakasia nya aru wink)

68) Taylor Ant = Akpolide (Usually found on mango trees)

69) Porcupine = Ebi Ogwu

70) Shrew = Nkakwu/Nkapi (Mole-like rat that is known for its pungent smell.)

71) Eneke Nti Oba = Swallow (A type of bird that hardly perches on trees when in season to avoid being gunned down by human hunters)

72) Hawk = Egbe

73) Beetle = Mbuzu/Ebe

74) Periwinkle = Isam

75) Bush Fowl/Goose = Okwa

76) Stork = Okpoko

77) Boa Constrictor = Eke Ogba

78) Camel = Inyinya Ibu

79) Hippopotamus = Utobo/Akum

80) Iguana = Ngwele aghu

81) Tilapia = Azu asa

82) Eel = Ebi Iyi

83) Crayfish = Isha

84) Turtle = Mbe mmili

85) Egret = Chekeleke

86) Donkey = Jaki

87) Dragon Fly = Tatambeneke

88) Maggot = Ikpuru

89) Buffalo = Atu

90) Wolf = Agu Owulu

91) Sparrow = Nza

92) Parrot = Icheoku

93) Viper = Ajuani/Ajuala

94) Locusts = Igwulube

95) Galago/Bush baby = Ikili/Ikiri

96) Hog = Ezi Ofia

97) Bird = Nnunu (Generic name)

98) Gaboon Viper = Echi Eteka

99) Weaver bird = Egule

100) Cod fish = Okpoloko

101) Dove = ńdò


Edited by: bigfrancis21
Last Edit: 10pm, March 8, 2015

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Enegod(m): 6:31pm On Mar 07, 2015
OWL—> Ikwikwi undecided

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by anselm791(m): 6:34pm On Mar 07, 2015
Enegod:
OWL—> Ikwikwi undecided
Some names may vary due to dialects variation.
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Nobody: 6:37pm On Mar 07, 2015
ok
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by okoyemike(m): 7:01pm On Mar 07, 2015
Lion is Agu

Leopard is Odum. not the other way round

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by noobsaibot2(m): 7:06pm On Mar 07, 2015
NZE = LEOPARD
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Young03(m): 7:22pm On Mar 07, 2015
CaT-buusu or obushi in nsukka dialect. Some of ds tins vary

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by itstpia99: 7:34pm On Mar 07, 2015
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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Enegod(m): 7:36pm On Mar 07, 2015
okoyemike:
Lion is Agu

Leopard is Odum. not the other way round
You are wrong..Odum is Lion

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Enegod(m): 7:37pm On Mar 07, 2015
itstpia99:
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confused?
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by bigfrancis21(m): 7:59pm On Mar 07, 2015
Who says Igbo language isn't a beautiful and complete language? smiley

2 more animals and their Igbo names to complete the list 100!

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by musicwriter(m): 8:31pm On Mar 07, 2015
I raised similar topic about naming the parts of the body in our African languages at https://www.nairaland.com/1820035/simple-test-africans-only

Someone please take to the fp, so we can all learn.
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Enegod(m): 10:01pm On Mar 07, 2015
Housefly— Ijiji
Ram— Ebuna undecided
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Nobody: 3:28pm On Mar 08, 2015
Eagle - Ugo
Pig - Ezhi, Ezi
Fox - Edi abani
Antelop - Mgbada, Ene
Ant - Agbisi

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by speaktome(m): 5:27pm On Mar 08, 2015
What Of Akpiri, iguloma and Iche
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by englishmart(m): 5:28pm On Mar 08, 2015
human (mmadu)

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by femcruz(m): 5:29pm On Mar 08, 2015
BRILLIANT

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Nobody: 5:29pm On Mar 08, 2015
nice
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by musicwriter(m): 5:29pm On Mar 08, 2015
I raised similar topic about naming the parts of the body in our African languages at https://www.nairaland.com/1820035/simple-test-africans-only

Someone please take to the fp, so we can all learn
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by AreaFada2: 5:31pm On Mar 08, 2015
nice
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Monzuur(m): 5:31pm On Mar 08, 2015
I'm here
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by omoadeleye(m): 5:32pm On Mar 08, 2015
O
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Blackchampion(m): 5:33pm On Mar 08, 2015
Igbo atoka

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by chuxyz(m): 5:33pm On Mar 08, 2015
Dragon fly - kpakpa mmiri
Bat - Usu
Vulture - Udele
Bush fowl - Okwa
Praying Mantis - Ngelengele
Mosquitoe - Anwunta
Bee - A`nu
Tiger - Agu
Lion - Odum
Periwinkle - Isam
Greater cane rat - Nchi

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Nobody: 5:34pm On Mar 08, 2015
Bush rat-ewe, dat one of my favourite meat. Today is sunday pls who ll buy ewe for me wit a bottle of fresh palm wine?

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Nobody: 5:34pm On Mar 08, 2015
anselm791:

23) Leopard/Tiger = Agu


even some people name na Agu
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Misogynist2014(m): 5:34pm On Mar 08, 2015
Seen
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Nobody: 5:34pm On Mar 08, 2015
Seun - Ewu

grin not the one we all know o

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by Ishilove: 5:34pm On Mar 08, 2015
In Ukwuani language:

Chicken = Okuku

Duck = Odogume

Hawk= Ukoo

Antelope = Ngbada

Horse = Enyinye

Rat = Mbuka

Crab= Ngiga

Dog = Ekite

Cat = Buusu

Sheep = Aturu

Lion = Eduke

Monkey = Enwe

Snail = Inokpo

Snake = Ifu-ugboko

Grasshopper= Otiokpor

Lizard = Oganezhi

Wall Gecko = Ochu uno

Frog = Ewoh

Tortoise = Akpulosa (pronounced Akpurosa)

Black Ant = Akpisi

Mosquito = Enwu

Worm = Ndidi

Leopard= Agwu

Bat= Iba

House Fly = Egiji

Cricket = Ebuzu

Millipede = Ariri

Rabbit = Erunke

Owl = Ogbome (Aki)

Shrew = Nkapi (Mole-like rat that is known for its pungent smell.)

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Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by dave2meek(m): 5:34pm On Mar 08, 2015
Onye ara (mad man) grin
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by datguru: 5:35pm On Mar 08, 2015
Nice
Re: Comprehensive List Of Animals In Igbo Language by LewisO: 5:35pm On Mar 08, 2015
[size=15pt]Teach me Igbo. smiley[/size]

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