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|Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by netozii(m): 6:16pm On Jul 24, 2018|
No man is free who sees his neighbour as his enemy. For a man that is surrounded by his enemy will always keeping watch over his life.
In the Southern part of Nigeria live the Igbo and Yoruba Ethnic groups. Although they do not share a distinct boundary – and their cultures enjoy various discrepancies – one can hardly trace the end of Igbo ethnic group, and the beginning of Yoruba ethnic group from the map of Nigeria. Take the physical features of both ethnic group for example, Onitsha is a riverine city in Igbo land and on the west, across the River Niger, is Asaba, another Igbo community. As one moves westward Asaba to Agbor, the dialect and cultural practices vary. The culture varies also. The more west you travel, the more the culture becomes more Yoruba than Igbo. The variation continues from Benin City until one gets to the ancient city of Ile Ife: Yoruba land.
This simply means that from Onitsha to Ile Ife, the Igbo language becomes rarer and rarer, and the Yoruba language becomes more and more frequent until it replaces Igbo completely. The communities in-between – which I also believe are from the same ancestor – share a blend of the two.
Apart from this interlocking of culture, the geographic characteristics of the two tribes are similar. There are also cultural similarities and the use of similar dialect. Because of all these, I am inclined to believe that the Igbo and Yoruba Ethnic group are from a traceable common ancestor....
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|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by EmekaBlue(m): 6:32pm On Jul 24, 2018|
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by OlaoChi: 9:46pm On Jul 24, 2018|
It is a known fact that Yoruba Edo and Igbo split about 3000 years ago
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|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Rossikki: 10:14pm On Jul 24, 2018|
Onu (mouth) Enu (mouth)
Imi (nose) Imu (nose)
Nti (ear) Eti (ear)
Gini (what) Kini (what)
Mbala (backyard) Abala (backyard)
Iba (fever) Iba (fever)
Agba (calabash) Igba (Calabash)
Okute (stone) Okuta (stone)
Aga (barren) Agan (barren)
Ise (amen) Ase (amen)
Ejime/Ejima (twin) Ejire (twin)
Osi (he said) Oso (he said)
Ka (big) Ga (big)
Siri (said) Soro (said)
Miri (water) Omi (water)
Odinma (it is good) Oda (it is good)
Ewu (goat) Ewure (goat)
Awi (grey hair) Ewu (grey hair)
Okunrin (man) Okenye (man)
Obinrin (woman) Aborun (woman)
Owambe (it is there) Onoeba (it is there)
Eniyan (person who..) Onye (person who...)
Were Eniyan (mad person) Onye Ara (madness)
Enyin (elephant) Erin (elephant)
Dimkpa (strong man) Igiripa (strong man)
Wambi (come here) Bia eba (come here)
Kurombe (go away) Puoneba (go away)
Kene (greet) Ki (greet)
Alusi (the gods) Orisa (the gods)
Ifufu (wind) Efufu (wind)
Nata (return) Pada (return)
Ofe (soup) Obe (soup)
Nwu (die) Ku (die)
Anwu (sun) Oorun (sun)
Ebe (place) Ibi (place)
Akpara (basket) Akpere (basket)
Ifena aku (what time it is) Akoko (time)
Aru (abomination) irira (abomination)
Ebe kibi (where do you live?) Ibo longbe (where do you live?)
Giwa kwan (and you?) Iwo nko (and you?)
Udu miri (water pot) Odu omi (water pot)
Ebe (where?) Ibo (where?)
Let it ( ko) Let it (ko)
Yoruba Are 99.9% Genetically Identical To Igbos – Study
Genetic research finds that there is little genetic difference between most African ethnic groups and less so when they are closer together. A study published in the Bio Medical Center found there was little evidence for significant population substructure in the four major West African ethnic groups, the Yoruba and Igbo of Nigeria and Akan and Gaa-Adangbe of Ghana.
The findings, according to the team, “although not entirely surprising given the geographical proximity of these groups, provide important insights into the genetic relationships between the ethnic groups studied and confirm previous results that showed close genetic relationship between most studied West African groups.”
The study was conducted by Adebowale Adeyemo, Guanjie Chen2, Yuanxiu Chen and Charles Rotimi of the University of Ibadan, National Human Genome Center and Howard university. Analysis of Molecular Variance, AMOVA was used.
Adebowale et al made the shocking discovery that whereas there was 99.9% within-population variance, the between-population variance was less than 0.1%. This means that Yorubas, Igbos, Gaa and Akan are 99.9% similar as populations, while within each of the groups there are differences/variations between individuals as high as 99%, i.e. One Igbo may be 99% variant to another Igbo, or one Yoruba to another Yoruba.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by banku: 11:25pm On Jul 24, 2018|
We are so blinded by our individual ethnic bias for economic gains we lose anyway.
People are ready to trace their ancestors to the new world where humans spread to in more recent times than accept their neighbors as their own brothers and sisters.
Fools claim they have nothing in common and it was the British that joined them at the hips.
Sometimes I just get tired of arguing with ignoramus.
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|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Christistruth00: 7:37am On Jul 30, 2018|
They split when Oduduwa arrived about 1000 AD he met Igbos at Ife , the Bini also came from Ife infact the ancient Ife Kingdom reached river Niger where Asaba is today. and went as far westward as Atakampe in Togo where the people of the region are still called Ife today. Yoruba oral History recorded that the Igbos became scattered all over Yorubaland after Oduduwa overpowered their King at Ife but I believe there is genetic and linguistic evidence to show they were scattered all over southern Nigeria. 77 Igbo Kings had ruled Ife before Oduduwas arrival starting from about 300 BC. The earliest Igbo founders of Ife were called Ooyelaagbo which means the Survivors of the great flood, which Yorubas believe was the same as Noah’s flood of the Bible.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by OlaoChi: 9:50am On Jul 30, 2018|
Igbo/Ugbo of Ifè have nothing to do with the Igbo/Ibo people of Southeast Nigeria
Ugbo are today in Ondo State.. Ilaje areas
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|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Christistruth00: 10:59am On Jul 30, 2018|
Ugbo people are the Igbo I mentioned were at Ife they are also genetically related to the Igbos of the east. Genetically all tribes from Southern Nigeria to the Ashanti of Ghana to the Akan in Ivory Coast are the same race with different cultures.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Christistruth00: 11:02am On Jul 30, 2018|
Ugbo people are the Igbo I mentioned were at Ife they are also genetically related to the Igbos of the east just like the rest of Yorubas are. Genetically all tribes from Southern Nigeria and the Igala, to the Ashanti of Ghana to the Akan in Ivory Coast are the same race with different cultures.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Asbaba(m): 11:03am On Jul 30, 2018|
we all share the same ancestors. we all are from Adams and Eve.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by oooduancalmdown: 1:46pm On Jul 30, 2018|
This must be the most stupidest thread I have ever read. There is no way we share any similarity. We don't even look alike. I can recognise Ibos by their face.
Just because the Europeans lumped us into one useless country does not mean we share anything in common.
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|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Simbrixton(m): 6:35pm On Jul 30, 2018|
How do you explain lots of igbos being light skinned i believe igbos and fulanis are mixed race yorubas are more related to edo itshekiri ijaw ghan and fon actually ghan and itshekiri and akoko edo and esan are yorubas
Igbos are mixed race during colonial era a lot of whites slept with igbo women while fulani are mixed with arabs
But i am in support of peace in Nigeria one love
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Olu317(m): 7:16am On Jul 31, 2018|
Rossikki:Your comparison with Yoruba aren't as correct with interpretation? Do you not know,some words are borrowed? Funny enough your comparison is basically modern day Yoruba,patterned after Ajayi Crowther's ideology and not the dialects spoken in different Yoruba enclave,even till eternity. These dialects are not easily understood non speakers of yorubas.Olukumi(Yoruba people of Igbodu clan) are in the deep part of Delta state,surrounded by Ibos,why doesn't the language assimilate and be unified with their Ibo neighbours? Tell yourself the truth. Anyway, believe whatever you want to believe but Yoruba aren't genetically related with Ibo,after careful DNA studies nor did Yorubas had same ancestry. This is practically a false.
Trust me on this,I have nothing to proof to you but if you are damn sure of words similarities between Ibos and Yoruba, then go and write out the Ibo meaning of over 150 words that is written in Yoruba, which spoken in yoruba dialects and its English meaning,to see if you are inline or not,in a thread,with the topic; ‘Arab origin of Yoruba'. Perhaps, you will realise the deviation of your opinion from reality and historical facts.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Nobody: 10:03am On Aug 01, 2018|
WHAT KIND OF FVCKERY IS THIS?
igbos are not related to yoro in any way
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Nobody: 10:04am On Aug 01, 2018|
WHAT KIND OF FVCKERY IS THIS?
igbos are not related to yoro in any way
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by rhektor(m): 1:45pm On Aug 01, 2018|
Olu317:Someone should tell @ Rossikki that most of the words he wrote there aren't correct He is using ìsúnkì to judge imagine owambe lols it is owa ni ibẹ.
How does Anwu equate Òòrùn?
The direct interpretation of Ènìyàn in Ibo is Nmadu this you need to try gain uncle Rossikki
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Sinistami(m): 4:12pm On Aug 01, 2018|
but really o would it kill for you lot to be related. I mean all this people saying God forbid and poo. and that one is pointing to Arab origin. I swear all this Tribalists ehn, later when you hear of blacks being killed at the UK or the US you'll start screaming racism. Bunch of Hypocrites I swear I hate every single one of you even if that person is later found out to be my uncle in real life I still hate you.
More Ass and less pepper from my Yoruba Girlfriend.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Olu317(m): 12:01am On Aug 02, 2018|
rhektor:My dear brother, I find it disheartening reading many fairytale on NL and it is so bad. Do you even know the correct word in Yoruba for human, mankind,created human/mankind is ‘édà or human being is ‘édà ènìyán . Take for instance élé'dà (creator) and édà ( created being/human) . But today you will marvel at the way revisionism of some sort has blinded many, just because some Yorubas feels, Yoruba must be related to neighbouring ethnic groups. In this same West Africa, there are tribes/clans/ ethnic groups such as, Ibos that calls father as ‘nna', Ga calls father as ‘do da' , Setwana calls father as - Ra . How are these related to Yoruba Ba,Abba,Uba as father? Some also claim fon as same ancestry with Yorubas. Fon ,who claimed female was the Supreme being that is called nana buluku,who gave birth to mawin and lisa and created the universe. How does this relate to. Yoruba Èlèdùmàrè? Some over lettered assumed father is ‘Baba', which is blatant false because ‘Baba' is grandfather in proper and standard Yoruba. This is the reason, you and I see Yoruba bears Bàbàtundè,Bàbàrìnsà, Babawalè etc. Hopefully, people with the deep knowledge of Yoruba indigenous lexicon will correct this anomaly.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by MrI2015(m): 2:02pm On Aug 02, 2018|
All black people came from the same source, all human beings are related.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Olu317(m): 2:08pm On Aug 02, 2018|
MrI2015:Correct. But language developed and separated from one another and so also culture.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by FisifunKododada: 3:14am On Aug 03, 2018|
Even if we are related (I seriously doubt it) we will still continue to flog yibows because they are our wives
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by OlaoChi: 5:12pm On Aug 12, 2018|
It is failed education and religious nonsense that I blame
How people can't see the similarities between Akan, Ewe, Fon, Yoruba, Edo and Igbo is not the problem(we can blame ignorance) it's how some think Yoruba or Igbo are Hebrews that is the problem
Just plain stupid
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Sinistami(m): 3:58pm On Aug 14, 2018|
You're right but I still can't understand it.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by BabaRamota1980: 4:09am On Aug 16, 2018|
Ive said it. Without Yoruba to attach to, Ibo is nothing.
They need us for relevance.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by selemempe: 8:54pm On Aug 19, 2018|
BabaRamota1980:there is no way in hell one of the most fearless, most traveled tribe in africa would be releated to dirty, cowardly, clannish people
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by HajimeSaito(m): 9:16pm On Aug 21, 2018|
Movement without any progress.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by PrecisionFx(m): 12:51am On Aug 25, 2018|
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by igbodefender: 2:30am On Aug 25, 2018|
Olu317:Olukumi is am ancient Igbo language of the Igbo Aborigines of Ile Ife (Uhe).
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Olu317(m): 9:23am On Aug 25, 2018|
igbodefender:If you say so but Olukumi didnt migrate from ILEIFE directly but Akure-Owo axis. You can verify their documented history from their people or from their royal court.
Perhaps you know the meaning of Olúkúlúkú in Yoruba land?
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Spazolas: 12:05pm On Jan 29|
You are very right, of all the tribes listed above, Yorubas are only related to the Ga tribe in Ghana, they have records of their migration from Old Oyo , same applies to the Ewe people of Benin & Togo. We were all known as Erhvehs prior to emergence of the colonizers.
|Re: Igbo And Yoruba Share The Same Ancestors by Spazolas: 12:09pm On Jan 29|
Stop being ignorant and stupid. If Igbos make such defaming and derogatory comments must you stoop to that level? We all need each other that’s the plain truth. Stop being a devils incarnate.
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