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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 11:05pm On Dec 02, 2018
Sinistami:


Abobi kpompi jare! don't they have Ijaw in Edo Ijaw In delta Ijaw in Ondo Ijaw in Cross river and in Rivers State. So Abegi no kon hia kon de Kama Kama dust.

Bcuz u scatter like insect nor mean say u get leg !.... So sempe for dat your corner , ijaws are no majority not even in bayelsa

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 11:10am On Dec 03, 2018
CooperJay:


Bcuz u scatter like insect nor mean say u get leg !.... So sempe for dat your corner , ijaws are no majority not even in bayelsa

Now what are you saying. I see your dillusional
no need arguing with you.

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 11:12am On Dec 03, 2018
Sinistami:


Now what are you saying. I see your dillusional
no need arguing with you.
OK
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by nengibo: 9:42pm On Dec 04, 2018
Plenty words here are Ijaw
Ada, da- father
Sisi-please
Yo, bo-come
Alagba- gun
Fulo-soup
Alua/nua-welcome
Abana- plantain
Abaga-shoe, boot

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 10:48am On Dec 05, 2018
nengibo:
Plenty words here are Ijaw
Ada, da- father
Sisi-please
Yo, bo-come
Alagba- gun
Fulo-soup
Alua/nua-welcome
Abana- plantain
Abaga-shoe, boot

Yes you're right! After all we all are one Ijaw. But the Bulk of the language and its rules are Edoid.

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by magicjack: 6:24pm On Dec 09, 2018
so epie is ijaw too, so apart from ijaw which groups are in bayelsa, is it true there are also igbo and isoko there?
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 7:38am On Dec 10, 2018
magicjack:
so epie is ijaw too, so apart from ijaw which groups are in bayelsa, is it true there are also igbo and isoko there?

There are Isoko and Urhobo indigenous to Bayelsa in Sagbama L.G.A there's is also a place called Isoko Bayelsa where a lot of Isoko and Urhobo people both from Delta and Bayelsa stay. As for the Igbo I don't know much about that though I hear there is an Igbo Subgroup indigenous to Ogbia local Government Area called Ekpeye. But I haven't really seen them.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by viscerion: 12:36pm On Dec 10, 2018
Sinistami:


There are Isoko and Urhobo indigenous to Bayelsa in Sagbama L.G.A there's is also a place called Isoko Bayelsa where a lot of Isoko and Urhobo people both from Delta and Bayelsa stay. As for the Igbo I don't know much about that though I hear there is an Igbo Subgroup indigenous to Ogbia local Government Area called Ekpeye. But I haven't really seen them.

so which other tribes dey bayelsa besides ijaw?
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by fero007: 1:02pm On Dec 10, 2018
Sinistami:


There are Isoko and Urhobo indigenous to Bayelsa in Sagbama L.G.A there's is also a place called Isoko Bayelsa where a lot of Isoko and Urhobo people both from Delta and Bayelsa stay. As for the Igbo I don't know much about that though I hear there is an Igbo Subgroup indigenous to Ogbia local Government Area called Ekpeye. But I haven't really seen them.

mehn, dis south south we have to make ourselves known in this country o, all this major tribe mumu politics is too much, many people dont even know that south south we even exist

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 5:02pm On Dec 10, 2018
fero007:


mehn, dis south south we have to make ourselves known in this country o, all this major tribe mumu politics is too much, many people dont even know that south south we even exist

Abobi The thing taya me Bross. Omehn
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by rhektor(m): 8:05am On Dec 22, 2018
Sinistami:


Its Pronounced Iyineguo. But only by old People and I'm not Sure of what you're saying but The Epie-Atissa of Yenagoa and The Zarama Clan of North Yenagoa near Mbiama is very related with the Ngenne and the Degema people of Rivers State. They're have a history of Coming from Benin. Although other Clans in Bayelsa too Claim that but these two are the ones that speak Edoid languages.


No wonder the Engenni language and this Epie seems so similar
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by rhektor(m): 8:07am On Dec 22, 2018
Sinistami:


There are Isoko and Urhobo indigenous to Bayelsa in Sagbama L.G.A there's is also a place called Isoko Bayelsa where a lot of Isoko and Urhobo people both from Delta and Bayelsa stay. As for the Igbo I don't know much about that though I hear there is an Igbo Subgroup indigenous to Ogbia local Government Area called Ekpeye. But I haven't really seen them.

I think Ekpeye is predominantly in Ahoada east and west local government of Rivers state

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by George158: 10:39am On Dec 22, 2018
Exactly what I needed! You just saved me several hours. Thanks! 9apps
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 11:43am On Dec 24, 2018
George158:
Exactly what I needed! You just saved me several hours. Thanks! 9apps


Needed?
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by nowpresence(f): 8:46am On Dec 28, 2018
most of the words sounds like urhobo. it's like a dialet of urhobo.

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by nowpresence(f): 8:50am On Dec 28, 2018
Sinistami:
This is my Second thread after that pidgin Battle thread that Hit FP. Damn I loved that Thread but this night its not about Pidgin again. Today I'll be trying my Best to save my Maternal Tribe's language called Epie-Attisa. spoken Predominantly in Yenagoa the Capital city of Bayelsa State. And the Fourth major language in Bayelsa After Izon ,Nembe and Ogbia. Epie is an Delta Edoid language normally spoken by The Natives of Yenagoa who have a myth of Migrating from Benin. But that is Changing as most young folks from 30 to 1 year olds can't speak the Language because of the Nativization and Creolization of English and Pidgin especially in the Niger delta. So tonight I'll try my best to preserve this languages by storing its words and Sayings here on Nairaland plus Translations.

In no particular Order.
1 Ômônè : This Child

2 Omo: Child

3 Mêmê: Me

4Wôwô: You

5 Osunu/Ada: Father

6 Onu/Inná: Mother

7 Amin: Water

8 Oko: Canoe

9 Eko: war/ Fight

8 wem: Spirit

9 Wu: Die

10 MèMè Omo Epie: I'm an Epie Person

12 Taa/Gbe: Go

13 Come: Yo

14 Yana: move

15 Yanaamini?: Literally means have you awoken but its used for Good Morning.

16 Biesemini?: Have you darkened .means Good evening.

17 Wô: Aspect marker for present Continues. Eg Mê Yi Wô means am Coming.

18 Mini. Aspect marker for Perfect Tense Eg Mê Yi Mini means I am hear.

19 Ororumu: Rat

20: House: Fam.

I'll keep on updating but for now ZZzzzz.



so much urhobo here
like oko, amin, oni(onu), omo, omona (omone).
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by nowpresence(f): 8:50am On Dec 28, 2018
op write more let me compare
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 9:12am On Dec 28, 2018
nowpresence:
most of the words sounds like urhobo. it's like a dialet of urhobo.

No not a dialect
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by fero007: 12:11pm On Dec 28, 2018
Sinistami:


No not a dialect

Thats why i say that because isoko n urhobo sound lyk edo doesnt make dem same tribe, or will they say epie is edo too?

I normally say same 4 tsekiri, ika, ikwerre but i dont want somepeople to start war here
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 3:59pm On Dec 28, 2018
Ede: River

Gene: Big

Edube: Person

Sin: Thing

Kie: Give

Sil`è: Run

Oya: suffer

Greetings;

Wo ya?: literally means You there? (Yu de? in pidgin) means How are you?
Me ya o!: Answer to Wo ya? means I'm here! means I'm fine

Me mu ya o!: I'm not fine

Ozukpozè?: literally means Body Strong/Fine?

Ozukpozè o! : literally means Yes Body's fine o

Ozumukpozè: literally Body's not fine

Ugo: Eagle, Shout, or Victory or Joy.

Diè: look
t
Mon: See

Gbie: kill

Gbe: Run
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 5:55pm On Dec 28, 2018
fero007:


Thats why i say that because isoko n urhobo sound lyk edo doesnt make dem same tribe, or will they say epie is edo too?

I normally say same 4 tsekiri, ika, ikwerre but i dont want somepeople to start war here

Well that's true.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by StarFlux: 6:43pm On Jan 14, 2019
Chey, the richness of Nigeria's languages and folks never ceases to amaze me. Epie language ke! Now I know, e se oga.
nowpresence:

so much urhobo here
like oko, amin, oni(onu), omo, omona (omone).
They are both Edoid languages, hence the similarities in vocabulary. They stem from the same mother language. It makes as much sense to say that Urhobo is a dialect of Epie as the other way around. So, it makes no sense all in all.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 12:42pm On Jan 16, 2019
StarFlux:
Chey, the richness of Nigeria's languages and folks never ceases to amaze me. Epie language ke! Now I know, e se oga.
They are both Edoid languages, hence the similarities in vocabulary. They stem from the same mother language. It makes as much sense to say that Urhobo is a dialect of Epie as the other way around. So, it makes no sense all in all.


Thanks for clearing that up. And Nigerian languages are amazing. But Sadly this Epie is dying even I can't speak it as its people are in the middle of a growing and Booming Metropolitan centre and can be found no where else but there.

And its worse as its in the Niger Delta with pidgin being Creolized and English Nativized. I grew up speaking Pidgin as a Native language. Well I've accepted it now but that's why I opened this Thread.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by viscerion: 10:24am On Jan 17, 2019
Sinistami:



Thanks for clearing that up. And Nigerian languages are amazing. But Sadly this Epie is dying even I can't speak it as its people are in the middle of a growing and Booming Metropolitan centre and can be found no where else but there.

And its worse as its in the Niger Delta with pidgin being Creolized and English Nativized. I grew up speaking Pidgin as a Native language. Well I've accepted it now but that's why I opened this Thread.

From port harcourt to benin, pidgin nah una tradition, lol, it's always funny when people from niger delta come to visit their people in ibadan and the ones in ibadan will be the ones to teach them the language instead of the other way round

anyway nothing goes for nothing, d decline of d languages was d prize payed for the sweet pidgin, but as i lyk d pidgin reach i nor wan loss my oron language
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 1:27pm On Jan 17, 2019
viscerion:


From port harcourt to benin, pidgin nah una tradition, lol, it's always funny when people from niger delta come to visit their people in ibadan and the ones in ibadan will be the ones to teach them the language instead of the other way round

anyway nothing goes for nothing, d decline of d languages was d prize payed for the sweet pidgin, but as i lyk d pidgin reach i nor wan loss my oron language

Well you're right!!! The language still sweet shaa!! But the price was too heavy but anyway now we know we have a language that can represent us.

You be Oron ? Akwa ibom?
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by StarFlux: 3:23pm On Jan 21, 2019
Sinistami:



Thanks for clearing that up. And Nigerian languages are amazing. But Sadly this Epie is dying even I can't speak it as its people are in the middle of a growing and Booming Metropolitan centre and can be found no where else but there.

And its worse as its in the Niger Delta with pidgin being Creolized and English Nativized. I grew up speaking Pidgin as a Native language. Well I've accepted it now but that's why I opened this Thread.
Yeah, it's a shame. I was never taught my mother language either, so I know how you feel. I try to learn, but it's too difficult when basically no one around me can speaker it either.

Nigeria was never meant to be a nation, but here we are. Language death is a natural consequence of the nation-building process.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 4:17pm On Jan 21, 2019
StarFlux:
Yeah, it's a shame. I was never taught my mother language either, so I know how you feel. I try to learn, but it's too difficult when basically no one around me can speaker it either.

Nigeria was never meant to be a nation, but here we are. Language death is a natural consequence of the nation-building process.

Well Nigeria isn't a nation in the real sense of the word. We're just a state a country. But it's still my country that I must build and defend no matter what. And yeah language death is a consequence of building a nation, so here we are.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Ukaegbumbeh(m): 2:53pm On Feb 02, 2019
Edodefender:
are you seeing any Edo group claiming urhobo? They want to be on their own so we let them be.

Even though ikwerre rejected been igbo and claim bini origin. The igbos are still forcing their selves on them
So you mean lgbo force uche okwokwo to become Secretary of ohanaeze and Chibuike Amaechi etc. To become pan lgbo member? lf you have not seen edo claiming uhrobo?, l have see them, even claiming Anioma, Anambra, River state etc. lgbo cannot force any tribe to become lgbo because ife eji abu lgbo erika
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by darfay: 1:50am On Feb 09, 2019
viscerion:


From port harcourt to benin, pidgin nah una tradition, lol, it's always funny when people from niger delta come to visit their people in ibadan and the ones in ibadan will be the ones to teach them the language instead of the other way round

anyway nothing goes for nothing, d decline of d languages was d prize payed for the sweet pidgin, but as i lyk d pidgin reach i nor wan loss my oron language



Speak for yourself. Everybody in isokoland can and actually speaks isoko

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Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by fero007: 9:10pm On Feb 16, 2019
darfay:




Speak for yourself. Everybody in isokoland can and actually speaks isoko

really? well i only visited oleh n ozoro once long ago, and the oda few villages i've visited in delta it's only the elderly dat speak d language d youths roll pidgin,
.While in cities warri, asaba, sapele local language is almost extinct(lol)
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by darfay: 9:39pm On Feb 16, 2019
fero007:


really? well i only visited oleh n ozoro once long ago, and the oda few villages i've visited in delta it's only the elderly dat speak d language d youths roll pidgin,
.While in cities warri, asaba, sapele local language is almost extinct(lol)


In my home town olomoro very close to Oleh. Everybody can speak isoko but it's not imposed on anybody. They answer you in the language you speak

The elderly,women, girls of all age, early teen boys and children use isoko to communicate amongst themselves while male youths of certain age code switch between both mostly favour pidgin... I was in oleh not quite long, people there speak also I saw some children and labourers speaking tho but not like us

The reason why our languages are dying is because the youth don't see it as fashionable since there is no new slang(yoruba has a lot thanks to their agberos grin), no movies,or music(modern music like olamide and phyno o) but warri pidgin alone is very creative and has a lot of trends that youths like..

I don't know about asaba but I think they should be fully igbo speaking o.

What tribe are you btw

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