I (first person pronoun), they (non-specific)
A na m abia = I am coming, A si na o nwu = they said he died
Used with verbs with strong vowels in the past tense in relation to proper nouns and second person plural pronouns and first person plural pronouns.
Emeka a biago = Emeka has come. Anyi a nago = We have gone home. Kita unu a mago ife na-eme = now you people know what is going on.
used as a negation for first and second person plural
Una a choro iru oru! = you (plural) don't want to work. Anyi a choro ibia = we don't want to come
this or that one
nwanyi a = this/that woman
A city in Abia State
M na-eje Aba nwanne echi = I'm going to Aba the day after tomorrow.
Flakes made from cassava
A ma m agwo abacha = I know how to make abacha.
O nwu n'abani! = He/she died at night!
A state in south eastern Nigeria
first daughter in a family
Kedu afa gi? = What's your name?
O nwero afa-onu = He doesn't have a beard.
izu afia = to trade
stomach, entrails, belly
afo anu = entrails of an animal
A bia m uwa afufu? = Did I come to the world to suffer?
agadi nwoke = elderly man
Agu! = word used to greet or hail someone, usually as sign of respect
Onye aguu = hungry person or poor person (as an insult)
Aha m bu Emeka = My name is Emeka
earth, soil, sand
bad, not right
ajo mmadu = bad person, ajo uzo = bad road
A ju m gi ajuju = I asked you a question
aka ekpe = left hand
pap made from corn
a cry, lamentation
I cho iri akwa? = Do you want to eat some eggs?
Holy book (Bible)
ala Igbo = Igboland
The god of thunder
The n in anara is the ṅ sound
ani Igbo = Igboland
bush meat (also used as an insult)
joy, happiness, fun
inwe anuli = to have fun (the n in anuli is the ṅ sound)
Anya gi! = your eyes (used as a greeting for someone you have not seen for a while)
a type of traditional dance
behind, a person's back