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Igbo Language and Culture

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Igbo is a national language of Nigeria. Ask questions about Igbo language and culture in this category.
Umuofia's beliefs and customs were quite complex. To understand them, I recommend reading the book Things Fall Apart. They believed in a community spirit, with personal responsibilities and pride. Village pride was a large part of their community, and they prided themselves on being fierce warriors…
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Answer The week of peace was origanated after a unusally large swarm of locust wiped out the crops of many tribes in Africa including the Igbo tribe. After the loss it was decided that they sould take one week a year to pray for crops.
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Traditionally, the Igbo people believe that a girl should be submissive to her husband and should fulfil the roles of homemaker and mother. Men are traditionally the head of the household, but in modern times these attitudes are changing or are at least relaxed.
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The week of peace is a tribute to Ani, the Earth mother. It is not only a time of peace, but a time of thankfulness to the goddess for her bounty. It teaches men to be humble and grateful, as well as peaceful.
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'Kedu' means 'hello' or how are you and 'o di mma' means 'fine thank you'. Another popular word, ndewo, means 'good day or welcome or good afternoon or evening. People may reply 'oga diri go; meaning 'whatever you wished be with you as well'
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The Traditional Igbo Religion view on God is that He is the ultimate creator named Chukwu, and has got messengers, or lesser gods known as alusi. These deities are then seen as mediators between men and the all-great Chukwu. But then, the dieties have got Chief Priests and Shrine servants who act as…
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with out faultit means Absolutely perfect in every way.
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Cinnamon is called 'imeguru' or 'ohio' in igbo language.
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To put, do, create, or move something to a useful place. The general deployed his soldiers.
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Idemmili or Ezenwanyi
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The Nigerian government didn't punish the Igbo instead they used federal money to rebuild the Igbo region
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time- ogeI think that's how you say it.
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kwusi (pretend there is a dot under the "u" and the "i") pronounced like kwo-see
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Anya gi n eme m
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anyi
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Dressing, filling, forcemeat, salpicon.
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in Pakistan
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Igbo (Nigeria) Ibaulachi Igbo (Nigeria) Ezigbo ubosi Igbo (Nigeria) Ubosi oma Igbo (Nigeria) Ndeèwo Igbo (Nigeria) Kedu Igbo (Nigeria) Kelou There are six ways of saying hello in Igbo. Just know Narutofan914 is an Igbo Nigerian. -Narutofan914 :)
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Because of the mass killing of the igbos by northern nigeria.
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to put, do, create, or move something to a usefull place. the general deployed his soldiers
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emyking from AmaEze okpanku in enugu state, know as sir waco,
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i miss you
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marriage,African History
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Igbo is a tribe native to Nigeria and a title is an honour. Therefore to be given an igbo title would be equivalent to a knighthood from the igbo community of Nigeria. The level of the title can vary and often depends on your circumstances, age and achievements.
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Kedu
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A hurum gi n'anya
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Igbo people are canables. Canables eat other humans. This religious tribe has been baned because they practice canableizem. -- That is completely incorrect. The Igbo people are not a "religious tribe," they are simply an ethnicity, and they have not been, nor are they currently, "canables[sic]". …
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As an Igbo, I feel so sad for the so called little Ikwere kingdom. Some of their leaders are messing their minds up as far as Identity is concerned. The Civil war did not make the situation better as some (Not all) the Ikwere people went into this biblical Peter scenario. By the way, the Igbos in An…
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Goodbye = Ka anyi húní. (KA-NYEE HOO-NEE)
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inish A different opinion When I was in Enugu we greeted each other by saying Ndewo. This is certainly a common greeting in many towns in that area.
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Okonkwo beat his third wife, Ojiugo, during the week of peace for her negligence in failing to prepare meals for either himself or her children.
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in igbo please is biko
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it means praise God.
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you say kedu. (ked-oo)
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Yes, she is, her parents, grand father i believe was taken to US as a slave, he was an ibo man Abia state Eheke LG.
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Amaka :)
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Here are some answers from different contributors: When you have people in your home you are expected to have a Kola-nut and your expected to share it with them. Marriage: You must pay the father with money or other things worth value. Marriage evolves both sides of the family. It is common to …
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A digom mma.
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Eze- means king in ibo
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Christian
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What!?
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Mom/Mother/Mama in IGBO is Nne.
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the major problem is that of tribalism and the non ending discrimination for each other in fact non of the languages can be selected instead they would that of a minority group.
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The man who translated the bible to Igbo language is Archdeacon Dennis
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The conflict was the result of economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions among the various peoples of Nigeria.
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Anata WA watashi ga watashi no otto o aisuru subete no watashi no ai watashi no inochidesu.
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The Igbo lacked a centralized political organization.
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After an initial stalemate, Nigeria was able to achieve victory in the Biafran War. This was due to increased British involvement and support of the Nigerian federal forces.
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Ewu means goat and it's pronounced -a/woo- and then there's "ntho" and "mme" (i'm not sure of the spelling) but it means F--k you and curse you. And they are normally used together, they're pronounced Uhn-thaw-Gi and mhmm-Meh-Gi
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that's about a page....
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Neither. Daalu means "thank you all" and Ndeewo means "you're welcome". Kedu is "hello"
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Okoko
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Eze=King http://www.nigeriandictionary.com/all_word.php?lang_id=80&word=King
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None. There was no King of the Igbo. You may be thinking of Yams, the king of crops among the Igbo, a man's crop.
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putang ina. parang ganun po. chavacano po kasi yan eh . (from zamboanga city) add po facebook: creamieblood@yahoo.com haha . thank u :)
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government agro industrial farm at etche ready… government agro industrial farm at etche ready…  petroleum products distribution to stabilize soon… petroleum products distribution to stabilize soon…  medical lab scientists in rivers unhappy… medical lab scientist…
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It usually varies. Some say Daalu, others say Imeela. I normally use Daalu :)
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Is not Ibo rather Igbo
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in igloos. the country is igleemia. everything in the land starts with "ig". come visit. the average temp. is about -15456684846845654565484684894849degrees farenhightgs. the are all dislexic, sexist, rapist, and it is the land where Michael Jackson was born and where he died.. sadly he died without…
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I cannot say for sure what sports they play today in modern times, but "back then" they mainly wrestled and played soccer. Both were very much meant for men but eventually soccer was introduced to the women through their schools. Hope this helps!
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Igwe
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My love, am so sorry
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Oluaudah Equiano could be spelt in modern day Igbo language as Olaedo Ikwuano. Olaedo means 'Gold' and Ikwuano means 'four kindreds' or 'four towns' These are names commonly answered in igbo societies even today.
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ponka
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Hard Work
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Ibos are decendants from Israel which by implication are decendants of Abraham.
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The women cook, get water and firewood, clean, and sell acess products in the market
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the are the lost tribe of isreal
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About 18 million people in Southeastern Nigeria. Many people in Nigeria speak it, and the most well-known languages in Nigeria are Igbo and Yoruba.
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Igbo people speak only Igbo and not Ibo Okey Ikeme.
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sleepy
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Egwugwu were present in many ceremonies in the Igbo culture. They were present at funerals of honoured men, to pay homage to dead warriors. There was also an egwugwu court, where they would preside over cases among mortals.
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here's an excerpt from ujo(smthing) on nairaland 'for the Ibos, I know its the groom's family. Infact I've seen cases where weddings has been below standard of the bride's family because the groom's family refused to be asissted. Its their responsibility and most men prefer to leave it that way. Do…
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Child rearing of the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba tribes of Nigeria has certain commonality. Families tend to be quite large. A close bond between mother and child is established in infancy. Responsibility is taken seriously and at a young age, children are expected to perform age appropriate duties. Educ…
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The Igbos are a tribe primarily in Nigeria, not a nation themselves.
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