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7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 4:55pm On Sep 07, 2016
Nigerians from different tribes have more in common than they think.

When someone says “One Nigeria”, many Nigerians internally scoff. Some even go as far as doing it on the outside. This is because Nigeria is full of many tribes who do not seem to have a lot in common.

But when you look closely, many Nigerian tribes have many things in common such as culture, food and even languages. The Yorubas and Igbos may seem to be as different as the sun and moon. But they have lots in common, especially in language. Here are 7 words you’d find in both Yoruba and Igbo languages , although they may have different meanings and pronunciations:

1. Ile

Any Yoruba person will tell you that this word means “house”. In the Igbo language, this word means “tongue”.

2. Enu

In Igbo, enu means “up” while in Yoruba, it refers to the mouth.

3. Owu

Can you believe this word means the same thing in both languages? Yes, it does. Owu is both the Yoruba and Igbo word for thread.

4. Ede

Ede is the Yoruba word for language. It is also the Igbo word for cocoyam.

5. Oja

When someone says the word “oja” in Yoruba, they mean market. In Igbo, Oja is the name given to the flute.

6. Aja

Aja is found in both languages albeit with different meanings. In Igbo, Aja means sand. But it means dog in Yoruba.

7. Jide

It’s pretty amazing how two different tribes can have the same name for male children. Though to be fair in Igbo, this name is the short form of Jideofor. In Yoruba, Jide is the short form of Babajide, Olajide etc. In Igbo, Jide means to hold. While in Yoruba, it can mean “has come/resurfaced”.

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by FvckShiT(m): 4:57pm On Sep 07, 2016
undecided
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Twaci(f): 5:01pm On Sep 07, 2016
True but the pronounciation differs in most of them....
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 5:02pm On Sep 07, 2016
Are those words not pronounced differently in these tribes? @curvysola.
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 5:03pm On Sep 07, 2016
Nice!!! cool

"jide" very educative didn't know

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 5:04pm On Sep 07, 2016
Twaci:
True but the pronounciation differs in most of them....
but they are alike smiley
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Rednaxelot: 5:06pm On Sep 07, 2016
Igbo
In Igbo, it means tribe of Ndigbo
In Yoruba, it means marijuana!

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 5:06pm On Sep 07, 2016
asuo27:
Are those words not pronounced differently in these tribes? @curvysola.
yes but when you are writing them its the same tongue
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 5:06pm On Sep 07, 2016
Rednaxelot:
Igbo

In Igbo, it means tribe of Ndigbo

In Yoruba, it means marijuana!
be serious shocked
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by dryyansh1(m): 5:07pm On Sep 07, 2016
curvysola:
but they are alike smiley

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 5:07pm On Sep 07, 2016
curvysola:
yes but when you are writing them its the same tongue
Alright!, nice research.
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Rednaxelot: 5:08pm On Sep 07, 2016
curvysola:
be serious shocked
that is the very serious reality!
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 5:09pm On Sep 07, 2016
asuo27:
Alright!, nice research.
thanks smiley
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 5:10pm On Sep 07, 2016
Rednaxelot:
that is the very serious reality!
prove
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Naiijaboiy: 5:10pm On Sep 07, 2016
lalasticlala

In igbo it means linda ikeji and in yoruba it means snake grin

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 5:11pm On Sep 07, 2016
bbmpin:
Nice!!! cool

"jide" very educative didn't know
thanks smiley
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Reekadojnr: 5:19pm On Sep 07, 2016
curvysola:
but they are alike smiley
they are not alike the pronounciation differs
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 5:21pm On Sep 07, 2016
Reekadojnr:
they are not alike the pronounciation differs
but when written they are alike tongue
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by naija1stpikin: 5:24pm On Sep 07, 2016
bbmpin:
Nice!!! cool

"jide" very educative didn't know

i knw u cnt completely quit Nairaland. U came bak almost immediately u deactivated. Ode boy

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 5:27pm On Sep 07, 2016
undecided
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Twaci(f): 5:30pm On Sep 07, 2016
curvysola:
but they are alike smiley
Without those apostrophes and all, they are....

Good job though smiley
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by NATHSUN(m): 5:32pm On Sep 07, 2016
ok
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 5:49pm On Sep 07, 2016
naija1stpikin:


i knw u cnt completely quit Nairaland. U came bak almost immediately u deactivated. Ode boy
k!!!! #Munchausen syndrome

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by valyzubxx(m): 5:53pm On Sep 07, 2016
Olaniyi: Igbo. Someone that has no value, a waste! Yoruba: A name.
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by seunny4lif(m): 6:23pm On Sep 07, 2016
grin grin
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 6:23pm On Sep 07, 2016
Twaci:
Without those apostrophes and all, they are....

Good job though smiley
iwe in igbo is anger. In yoruba, iwe is book.
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by ReInstalled(m): 6:38pm On Sep 07, 2016
Owu also means poverty grin
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Twaci(f): 6:42pm On Sep 07, 2016
WindUpMerchant:
iwe in igbo is anger. In yoruba, iwe is book.
Ok dear
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 8:11pm On Sep 07, 2016
And for the first time, curvysola makes sense undecided
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by curvysola(f): 8:54pm On Sep 07, 2016
HateU2:
And for the first time, curvysola makes sense undecided
pathetic hood rat angry

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Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by Nobody: 8:59pm On Sep 07, 2016
curvysola:

pathetic hood rat angry
you and hoodrat undecided u be neighbours undecided
Re: 7 Words You’d Find In Both The Igbo And Yoruba Languages by BoboFashion(m): 9:12pm On Sep 07, 2016
Naija homonym.

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