Idoma love poem

Ojuju kur ipo gigo

Wo cha ocha olohi kum fear dudu ar

Oya a ya feya ka ge bi

Anu wa mome kum a "Awo ihotu kum a".

Turn
Translated into Idoma by helen obeya
Ojuju kur ipo gigo  Wo cha ocha olohi kum fear dudu ar  Oya a ya feya ka ge bi  Anu wa mome kum a Turn
Original version
The mirror

Idoma language

A small translation of the love poem into idoma (Akpoto, Oturkpo Igumale, Igwaale, Ijigbam, Okpogu), the Nigerian-Congolese language of the Kwa group, of the Idomas people in Nigeria. This idiom is part of the group of languages Idomoides Akweya, it is spoken by 650,000 people in Benue's area.

The Idomas

The Idomas inhabit Idomaland, and their traditional colors are black and red. In the 19th century. They were driven back by the Fulani on the banks of the confluence of the Niger and the Benue. They live in compact villages, where they regroup in extended families, in which patrilineages are dominant. There are several societies of men who govern their rites, especially that of the ancestors.
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