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".

Translated into Idoma by helen obeya

Original version
Poem 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 lived in compact villages, where they regrouped in extended families, in which patrilineages were dominant. There were several societies of men who governed their rites, especially that of the ancestors.

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Poem translated into idoma (482 languages)