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Igbo Names Of All Animals: Teach Your Child And Learn – Denco.

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As a means of promoting the Igbo language and ensuring that even the kids born in the cities and abroad keeps abreast of the language of their roots, Danco Umah Ajadu, has come up with a comprehensive list of many known animals and their Igbo names to help parents teach their kids for easy identification should they visit home.

PLEASE TEACH YOUR KIDS THE NAMES OF ANIMALS IN IGBO LANGUAGE (NA ASỤSỤ IGBO)
1) Goat = Ewu (Male = Mkpi, Female = Nne Ewu)
2) Fowl = Okuko (Male = Oke Ọkpa, Female =
Nnekwu)
3) Guinea Fowl = Ọgazị
4) Chicken = Nwa Ọkụkọ
5) Turkey = Tolotolo/Torotoro
6) Duck = Obogwuma/Obogwu
7) Pigeon = Nduru/Nduli
8.) Ostrich = Enyi Nnunu
9) Antelope = Mgbada
10) Deer = Ene
11) Cow = Efi. * Ehin
12) Horse = Ịnyịnya
13) Rat = Oke
14) Guinea Pig = Oke Bekee
15) Squirrel = Ọsa
16) Dog = Nkita
17) Hyena = Nkita Ọfia. *Nkita Ohia
18) Cat = Nwonogbo/Buusu/Nwamba
19) Sheep = Atulu. * Aturu
20) Ram = Ebune/Ebule
21) Pig = Ezi
22) Lion = Ọdụm
23) Leopard = Agụ/owuru
24) Elephant = Enyi
25) Monkey = Enwe
26) Chimpanzee = Adaka
27) Gorilla = Ọzọdimgba (Ọzọ, the king of
wrestling)
28) Snail = Eju/Ejune/Ejula
29) Snake = Agwo
30) Python = Eke
31) Lizard = Ngwele/Ngwere
32) Wall Gecko = Agu uno
33) Crocodile = Aguiyi
34) Toad = Awo
35) Frog = Mbala/Mbara/Nte/Akiri
36) Tortoise = Mbe/Nabe
37) Vulture = Udene/Udele
38) Eagle = Ugo
39) White Ant = Aruru
40) Black Ant = Agbisi
41) Mosquito = Añu Nta
42) Grasshopper = Ukpana.* Ukpala
43) Kite = Nkwo
44) Spider = Ududo
45) Praying Mantis = Okongono, Okongolo


46) Earth Worm = Idide
47) Worm = Okpo
48) Scorpion = Akpi
49) Butterfly = Ilokolo Ibuba
50) Cockroach = Uchicha
51) House Fly = Ijiji
52) Cricket = Mbuzu/Mgbaja
53) Bed Bug = Chinchi/Ogii
54) Bee = Añu
55) Crab = Nchiko/Nshiko
56) Bat = Usu
57) Millipede = Esu
58) Centipede = Ogbakuluu. *Ogbakuru
59) Rabbit = Ewii
60) Grasscutter = Nchi
61) Owl = Ikwikwi/Iyi Ochi
62) Wood Pecker = Otu Kpokpo
63) Chameleon = Ugwumagana
64) Fox = Nyanwuruede
65) Fish = Azu
66) African civet = Edi Ura (a nocturnal animal known to sleep all day during the day. Used to refer to anyone who sleeps a lot)
67) Wasp = Ebu (Isi kote ebu, O gbakasia nya aru)
68) Taylor Ant = Akpolide (Usually found on
mango trees)
69) Porcupine = Ebi Ogwu
70) Shrew = Nkakwu/Nkapi (Mole-like rat that is known for its pungent smell.)
71) Eneke Nti Oba = Swallow (A type of bird that hardly perches on trees when in season to avoid being gunned down by human hunters)
72) Hawk = Egbe
73) Beetle = Mbuzu/Ebe
74) Periwinkle = Isam
75) Bush Fowl/Goose = Okwa
76) Stork = Okpoko
77) Boa Constrictor = Eke Ogba
78) Camel = Inyinya Ibu
79) Hippopotamus = Utobo/Akum
80) Iguana = Ngwele aghu
81) Tilapia = Azu asa
82) Eel = Ebi Iyi
83) Crayfish = Isha
84) Turtle = Mbe mmili
85) Egret = Chekeleke
86) Donkey = Jaki
87) Dragon Fly = Tatambeneke
88) Maggot = Ikpuru
89) Buffalo = Atu
90) Wolf = Agu Owulu
91) Sparrow = Nza
92) Parrot = Icheoku
93) Viper = Ajuani/Ajuala
94) Locusts = Igwulube
95) Galago/Bush baby = Ikili/Ikiri
96) Hog = Ezi Ofia. * Ezi Ohia
97) Bird = Nnunu (Generic name)
98) Gaboon Viper = Echi Eteka
99) Weaver bird = Egule
100) Cod fish = Okpoloko
Amazing Right!
..Igbo must never die when am still alive!!!

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