Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,379,417 members, 5,305,069 topics. Date: Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 11:17 AM

Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. - Culture (4) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Culture / Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. (19598 Views)

Names Of Epie/atissa People Of Yenagoa And Their Meaning / The Language Of Talking Drums In Yoruba Land / Oyaaa! Waffi Men, Benin Men, Port Harcourt Niggies, Yenagoa Men. Pidgin Contest (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (Reply) (Go Down)

Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by babyfaceafrica: 4:45pm On May 07
darfay:




Speak for yourself. Everybody in isokoland can and actually speaks isoko
hello please can you translate this for me in Isoko?



tina did not kill a goat
it is not a goat Tina killed
killing is not how I killed a goat
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Born2Breed(f): 6:38am On May 24
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 / Omona

2 Omo: Child /Òmo

3 Mêmê: Me / Meh

4Wôwô: You / Weh

5 Osunu/Ada: Father

6 Onu/Inná: Mother

7 Amin: Water /Amen

8 Oko: Canoe/Okò

9 Eko: war/ Fight /Okhuo

8 wem: Spirit / Ehimwin

9 Wu: Die/ Wu

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.




Few Edo words With similar meaning.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Born2Breed(f): 6:44am On May 24
Sinistami:
Now it will be in Alphabetical Order.

Amamá: Shadow

Amafierema: Promiscuous Person

Animé: My Wife

Anam: Animal/Arhamwen

Anamokun: Monkey

Abana: Plantain

Abaga: Shoe/ Ibata

Ayibaas: Onion/Arubara

Amiin: Pure water/Amen





In Edo
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Born2Breed(f): 6:56am On May 24
fero007:


I b urhobo o, currently live in port harcourt, but i grew up in warri, anyway even when i was in warri i was not going to the village like that we only drive past them when travelling, me sef my urhobo na cut n nail

anoda problem I've noticed is the mentality of not only urhobo n isoko pepo, but all south southerners(save for akwaibom/crossriver pepo). Unlike the Yoruba n Igbo, the youths of the SS see their language as sumtin meant 4 d old n undope. It's normal to go a mall or youth party in lagos, ibadan, Akure n hear teens speaking yoruba or to a restaurant or club in enugu, onitsha, owerri n hear teens speaking igbo but u can't go to those places in warri, port harcourt, Benin n hear them speaking their language or even other tribes(yorubas, Igbos, etc) speaking their own language, it feels local to the SSners. Mentality problem, I use to feel that way too until i started travelling and saw that the major tribes didn't share this our menality

You are right,the problem is South South has several tribes and it's difficult to adopt a single language when we have about 80 different dialects.

Bendel for instance the only language of communication was pidgin and also most cities in South South (Edo/Delta n Rivers) are cosmopolitan.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 8:48am On May 24
Born2Breed:

In Edo
Wow
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by jbblues24(m): 9:10pm On Jun 01
Let me take a nap... great design, anyway. kiss
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 6:30am On Jun 26
This language is pure edoid language so why is ijaw claiming them?

If we look at things critically edoid language dominate the present Edo and delta state even bayelsa and river state.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 3:25pm On Jun 27
Southernminorit:
This language is pure edoid language so why is ijaw claiming them?

If we look at things critically edoid language dominate the present Edo and delta state even bayelsa and river state.

Stop talking out of your ass man. Epie is Ijaw forget that language thing.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 3:27pm On Jun 27
Sinistami:


Stop talking out of your ass man. Epie is Ijaw forget that language thing.
but 70% of the words can be interpreted in Edo language, how is that possible?
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 3:29pm On Jun 27
Southernminorit:
but 70% of the words can be interpreted in Edo language, how is that possible?

They culture is purely Ijaw and even the language it self a large part is greatly derived from Izon.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 3:31pm On Jun 27
Sinistami:


They culture is purely Ijaw and even the language it self a large part is greatly derived from Izon.
but why is the language Edo? Were there ancestors Edo or ijaw? Please answer this
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 3:40pm On Jun 27
Southernminorit:
but why is the language Edo? Were there ancestors Edo or ijaw? Please answer this

They ancestors are mixed, Edo Immigrants coming into Ijaw land to mix with the native elements. Anyway the Origin of a lot of pure ijaw themselves point to Benin city as well as them having historical links with Oduduwa especially those of Western Izon stalk and even kalabari of Eastern Ijaw. Go study the history of Benin city it self and it's inhabitants from time imemomorial not Edo o! Benin City. And sorry for insulting you on my first reply. Ijaw history would however not be complete if you don't mention Benin city, Edo, Yoruba, Igbo, and of course it's neighbours Itshekiri and Urhobo.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by fero007: 10:19pm On Jun 27
Southernminorit:
This language is pure edoid language so why is ijaw claiming them?

If we look at things critically edoid language dominate the present Edo and delta state even bayelsa and river state.

Because as we in SS have said many times without number( apparently to the deaf ears of the major tribes)LANGUAGE DOES NOT SOLELY DETERMINE A TRIBE OR ETHNIC GROUP, non-SSners don't want to accept this fact and that is why they can't argue and abuse to infinity that itsekiri is Yoruba and ikwerre n ukwani are igbo

Well, epie pepo r ijaws cuz they want to be ijaws, if that doesn't sound sensible try n study more on what makes a group of people a tribe/ethnic group, its the only way ull understand the south south and north central tribes

1 Like

Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by fero007: 10:21pm On Jun 27
Sinistami:


They ancestors are mixed, Edo Immigrants coming into Ijaw land to mix with the native elements. Anyway the Origin of a lot of pure ijaw themselves point to Benin city as well as them having historical links with Oduduwa especially those of Western Izon stalk and even kalabari of Eastern Ijaw. Go study the history of Benin city it self and it's inhabitants from time imemomorial not Edo o! Benin City. And sorry for insulting you on my first reply. Ijaw history would however not be complete if you don't mention Benin city, Edo, Yoruba, Igbo, and of course it's neighbours Itshekiri and Urhobo.

only itsekiri n urhobo? wat of ogoni, Ibibio, oron, ndokwa, isoko, ikwerre wink
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 11:27pm On Jun 27
fero007:


only itsekiri n urhobo? wat of ogoni, Ibibio, oron, ndokwa, isoko, ikwerre wink

Yes you're correct
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 11:28pm On Jun 27
fero007:


Because as we in SS have said many times without number( apparently to the deaf ears of the major tribes)LANGUAGE DOES NOT SOLELY DETERMINE A TRIBE OR ETHNIC GROUP, non-SSners don't want to accept this fact and that is why they can't argue and abuse to infinity that itsekiri is Yoruba and ikwerre n ukwani are igbo

Well, epie pepo r ijaws cuz they want to be ijaws, if that doesn't sound sensible try n study more on what makes a group of people a tribe/ethnic group, its the only way ull understand the south south and north central tribes

Thank you my man
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 6:48am On Jun 28
fero007:


Because as we in SS have said many times without number( apparently to the deaf ears of the major tribes)LANGUAGE DOES NOT SOLELY DETERMINE A TRIBE OR ETHNIC GROUP, non-SSners don't want to accept this fact and that is why they can't argue and abuse to infinity that itsekiri is Yoruba and ikwerre n ukwani are igbo

Well, epie pepo r ijaws cuz they want to be ijaws, if that doesn't sound sensible try n study more on what makes a group of people a tribe/ethnic group, its the only way ull understand the south south and north central tribes
nice one. Nnadi kanu and Igbo supremacists should learn from this, always forcing their ideology on others.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by paul314314(m): 3:51am On Jul 24
hello,
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Sinistami(m): 6:19pm On Jul 26
paul314314:
hello,
Hi... this no be chat sha.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by StyleAfos(m): 1:05pm On Aug 01
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 11:22pm On Aug 01
Probz:


Ndi Asaba no longer speak Enuani Igbo? You sure about that?
The name is Asaba, not ndi asaba and their language is Enuani, not enuani igbo. Stop trying to force Igbo identity upon others. For your info, before colonisation they were part of Benin Kingdom. Not ndi whatever.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Probz(m): 12:04am On Aug 02
prolog3111:
The name is Asaba, not ndi asaba and their language is Enuani, not enuani igbo. Stop trying to force Igbo identity upon others. For your info, before colonisation they were part of Benin Kingdom. Not ndi whatever.

Whatever about Ukwuani and Ika but Enuani’s seen as a pure Igbo dialect (not even igboid). Whatever about political identity but as far as linguistics go they’ve no grounds for Igbo denial. Fact. End.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 12:21am On Aug 02
Probz:


Whatever about Ukwuani and Ika but Enuani’s seen as a pure Igbo dialect (not even igboid). Whatever about political identity but as far as linguistics go they’ve no grounds for Igbo denial. Fact. End.

Funny how all ethnic supremacists claim to be expert linguists.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by bigfrancis21: 12:14pm On Aug 02
Probz:


Whatever about Ukwuani and Ika but Enuani’s seen as a pure Igbo dialect (not even igboid). Whatever about political identity but as far as linguistics go they’ve no grounds for Igbo denial. Fact. End.

Just ignore these people to thrive in their narrowed sense of history and linguistic knowledge.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Probz(m): 7:07pm On Aug 02
prolog3111:


Funny how all ethnic supremacists claim to be expert linguists.

Enuani bu asusu Igbo Igbo.

Their dialect’s more central than the likes of Nsukka or even Owere. Stop creating language division.

1 Like

Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 9:15pm On Aug 02
Probz:


Enuani bu asusu Igbo Igbo.

Their dialect’s more central than the likes of Nsukka or even Owere. Stop creating language division.
I hate talking to Nigerians, facts don't matter to you guys. You keep repeating a lie hoping it would somehow become truth. Continue living in your fantastic world. I'm done.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Probz(m): 6:54am On Aug 03
prolog3111:
I hate talking to Nigerians, facts don't matter to you guys. You keep repeating a lie hoping it would somehow become truth. Continue living in your fantastic world. I'm done.
I haven’t posted anything other than fact though have I. Enuani as a dialect is as pure Igbo as it gets.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Probz(m): 6:56am On Aug 03
Tell me in what circles Enuani’s seen as anything other than a pure Igbo dialect other than in the fabrications of a wannabe Edoid troublemaker. I’m listening.
Re: Words From The Epie Language Of Yenagoa. by Nobody: 7:35am On Aug 03
Probz:

I haven’t posted anything other than fact though have I. Enuani as a dialect is as pure Igbo as it gets.
For your info, the meaning of dialecte is language without a writen dictionnary, most nigérians don't know this. You all believe a dialecte is a sub language of an other language. There is no such thing as dialecte of igbo. There is igbo language and there is Enuani language and other languages. Keep repeating your lie and pray it becomes true. In reality you are only trying to force your identity upon others. Shame.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (Reply)

Igbo Idioms (Ilu) / How to know a genuine babalawo / Africa Style Living Rooms

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 111
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.