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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by oyatz(m): 10:32pm On Feb 01, 2018
It appear that Igala language is a 'very special' variant of the Yoruba language, produced by exchange of vowels like the vowel 'O' in place of 'U', which itself is found in the IJESHA dialect of the Yoruba language.


Uko (Igala)=Eko(Yoruba)
OMA Uko/OMA Ukoche = Omo Eko/Omo ikose(Yoruba)= Student.

Pen= Uko Enwu (Igala)= Onko iwe(Yoruba)
Teacher=Ako one/Akuko (Igala) = Ako'ni/Oluko(Yoruba)
School/Training institution= Unyi Ukoche (Igala)= Ile ikose (Yoruba).


#Certain intonation signs have been ommited for the sake of clearity.





IgalaSchool:
Terms Associated with Teaching

Teaching - Ukọ
Student - Ọma Ukọ / Oma Ukochẹ
Book - Otakada
Teacher - Ako Ọnẹ or Akukọ
Pen - Ukọ ẹnwu
School - Unyi Ukọchẹ (Learning house)




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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by oyatz(m): 10:36pm On Feb 01, 2018
It appears that Igala language is a 'very special' variant of the Yoruba language, produced by exchange of vowels like the vowel 'O' in place of 'U', which itself is common in the IJESHA dialect of the Yoruba language.


Uko (Igala)=Eko(Yoruba)
OMA Uko/OMA Ukoche = Omo Eko/Omo ikose(Yoruba)= Student/apprentice.

Pen= Uko Enwu (Igala)= Onko iwe(Yoruba)
Teacher=Ako one/Akuko (Igala) = Ako'ni/Oluko(Yoruba)
School/Training institution= Unyi Ukoche (Igala)= Ile ikose (Yoruba).


#Certain intonation signs have been ommited for the sake of clearity.





IgalaSchool:
Terms Associated with Teaching

Teaching - Ukọ
Student - Ọma Ukọ / Oma Ukochẹ
Book - Otakada
Teacher - Ako Ọnẹ or Akukọ
Pen - Ukọ ẹnwu
School - Unyi Ukọchẹ (Learning house)




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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by oyatz(m): 10:47pm On Feb 01, 2018
Yeah, very correct.
Igala and Yoruba languages are partially mutually intelligible but this is more true for Yorubas that understand the Ife/Ijesha/Ondo,Ekiti, Akoko and Ikale or Ijebu/Awori dialects very well.
Lagos based Yoruba don't have deep understanding of the Yoruba language and may not understand.





IgalaSchool:


Yes it is Yoruboid, similarity is about let me say 65%
I once helped a Naija woman at Heathrow airport in the UK who spoke no English.

She spoke only Yoruba, but I helped her get a few things done based on the conversation I had with her.
It was hard, but conversation was achievable.

It was mostly one way though. I could understand her spoken Yoruba, but Yorubas can’t realy understand Igala beyond having a fair Idea of what is being said.

Also, Yorubas who understand their second Yoruba dialects well, understand Igala more than Yorubas who speak just plain general Yoruba

Just my opinion.

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by eddybrigs: 11:28pm On Mar 21, 2018
Am in dekina how do I get more I want to learn am serving there
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by scholes0(m): 8:47am On May 14, 2018
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by scholes0(m): 8:54am On May 14, 2018
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by odigbosky(m): 2:30pm On May 16, 2018
91119111c:
she forgot to write, igala are very diabolic too, infact the most diabolic in Nigeria, majority of us can't build houses in our village or go home for Christmas celebration to avoid being thrown a deadly disease called "APO" or the latest one which is "STROKE


STROKE is 5k in idah bro....

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by oyatz(m): 11:05am On May 19, 2018
Igala most likely represent the ancient version or archaic version of Yoruba which probably because of its relative isolation, didn't experience the impact of foreign languages (like Nupe, Bariba, Arabic/Hausa) which the Oyo, Ibolo and igbomina dialects experienced.

Otapipia:

40 is Ogbo Meji
100 is Ogbo Melu

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by oyatz(m): 11:09am On May 19, 2018
They sing like Cherubim and Seraphim choirs in Osun state.




scholes0:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg-MqxKWhLE
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by chris10obaje(m): 7:24pm On Jun 20, 2018
Houstency:


Enegbani Jnr Mafia smiley Uwe Kpai Idadi ya?
School father! Lol walai walai just checked your username. Was wondering who knew the nickname in here
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by Houstency(m): 3:08pm On Jun 21, 2018
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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by scholes0(m): 1:38am On Jun 22, 2018
Hhahahah...Igalas are "confused" I swear. grin
very interesting people.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia-tuFCQHwQ

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by bigfrancis21(m): 2:44am On Jun 22, 2018
scholes0:
Hhahahah...Igalas are "confused" I swear. grin
very interesting people.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia-tuFCQHwQ

If I didn't know a few Igala words I would have thought they were singing in Yoruba. The language sounds Yorubaish to a listener acquainted with how Yoruba sounds until they pay attention more closely.

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by scholes0(m): 3:05am On Jun 22, 2018
bigfrancis21:


If I didn't know a few Igala words I would have thought they were singing in Yoruba. The language sounds Yorubaish to a listener acquainted with how Yoruba sounds until they pay attention more closely.

Listen to te Igala take on Dim Oma. It sounds like when someone is singing an igbo tune with Yoruba ... like seriously, I am shocked.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux_dhyKg_Vc


Igalas are a Chapter of Yorubas that have been greatly influenced by Igbos by virtue of a shared border in the south (Southern Igalas), and by some middle belt tribes in the Northern areas (Core Igalas). My final hypothesis. like seriously I understood the song 100%

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by bigfrancis21(m): 5:17am On Jun 22, 2018
scholes0:


Listen to te Igala take on Dim Oma. It sounds like when someone is singing an igbo tune with Yoruba ... like seriously, I am shocked.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux_dhyKg_Vc


Igalas are a Chapter of Yorubas that have been greatly influenced by Igbos by virtue of a shared border in the south (Southern Igalas), and by some middle belt tribes in the Northern areas (Core Igalas). My final hypothesis. like seriously I understood the song 100%

I see what you mean. The introductory part before the song starts makes one think they are about to listen to an Igbo song - the cultural background bears strong resemblance to SE people but the song is in a Yoruboid language. Igala is quite a blend of 2 Nigerian cultures. You know what part of Igala this song came from?

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by Visa88: 2:08pm On Jul 14, 2018
hello everyone please I really need to learn igala. tutors available.
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by gistsky: 8:46am On Jul 25, 2018
Visa88:
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I am a professional tutor and ready for d job. How much are you ready to pay?
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by RedboneSmith(m): 10:30pm On Aug 29, 2018
OP, is it true that the Igala name for elephant tusk is enyi-eri? I saw it on one Igala-language website and was wondering if it is really true. And if it is, how come Igalas don't call elephants eri, but adagba?
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by Clarachris: 11:44am On Oct 15, 2018
Hello everyone please what is mamana and iyemi in English
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by sherlock229(m): 12:45pm On Oct 15, 2018
Clarachris:
Hello everyone please what is mamana and iyemi in English

mother� I'm not igala I just guessed
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by sole26: 1:25pm On Oct 15, 2018
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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by gistsky: 4:40pm On Oct 15, 2018
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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by scholes0(m): 12:57am On Oct 17, 2018
RedboneSmith:
OP, is it true that the Igala name for elephant tusk is enyi-eri? I saw it on one Igala-language website and was wondering if it is really true. And if it is, how come Igalas don't call elephants eri, but adagba?

Dual names for same thing. One (Eri) being the actual name, the other (Adagba) being an attribute of the animal that has become more or less a name.
It is like how Yorubas call Elephant: Erin (Actual name) and Ajanaku (Oriki/Appellation).

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by Konquest(m): 5:45pm On Feb 11
scholes0:


Listen to te Igala take on Dim Oma. It sounds like when someone is singing an igbo tune with Yoruba ... like seriously, I am shocked.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux_dhyKg_Vc


Igalas are a Chapter of Yorubas that have been greatly influenced by Igbos by virtue of a shared border in the south (Southern Igalas), and by some middle belt tribes in the Northern areas (Core Igalas). My final hypothesis. like seriously I understood the song 100%
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@scholes0

The answer from the Attah of Igala to the Yoruba/Jukun[Wukari] immigration/Edo/Ibo
mix is here
: https://punchng.com/im-first-attah-in-igala-history-with-one-wife-ameh-oboni/


Would you mind telling us the origin of the Igala people?

"Talking about the origin of the Igala people, a sizeable group migrated from Wukari in Taraba State from where they came to Benue along the River Benue and continued very close to the confluence at a place called Amagede by River Benue and slightly down from Amagede downwards to Idah and they settled there. And there, they met a sizeable population of the Yorubas and the Benins and to some extent, some Igbo. So the migrant population from Wukari merged with them and produced a language called Igala as a people."



I posted the Punch Web link at the beginning of the thread on page 1.


I find the YouTube video of the Igala song to be fascinating.
Sounds Yoruboid. I know that during the Igala settlement/conquest
of the present northern Ibolands in Enugu and Anambra States,
they inflenced Nsukka by introducing the red chieftaincy cap
that you see in Iboland today. It came via Igalaland.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igala_Kingdom
https://tukool.com/ethnic-groups-in-enugu-state/


It is not surprising NOW that many of WORDS you find in
Ibo that sound like Yoruba/Yoruboid came in via the Igala
influence... such as Ewure in Yoruba or Ewu in Ibo, Akuko Yoruba
or Okuko in Ibo, Okuta in Yoruba or Okwute in Ibo, Egungun in Yoruba
or Egwugwu in Ibo... and more! The Oworos [Yorubas of Lokoja] are
also not far off in geography between the Igala and Ibo the sector.



500 years of Igalas in Enugu
By Tony Adibe, Enugu | Published Date Jan 29, 2017 2:00 AM


https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/500-years-of-igalas-in-enugu.html
https://www.nairaland.com/4354079/500-years-igala-enugu

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Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by OGBUANYA: 4:25pm On Mar 16
What is talkative in igala
Re: I Want To Learn Igala Language, Get In Here. by OGBUANYA: 4:27pm On Mar 16
What is igha-alu

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