NAMES FOR GOD IN DIFFERENT NIGERIAN TRIBES WITH THEIR MEANING

  • Yoruba Language

Most Yoruba indigenes lives within Western region of Nigeria.

“Olodumare’’ which can be translated as “the Almighty or the mightiest being’’ Or “Olorun” is the Name of God in Yoruba Language

  • Hausa Language

Most Hausa indigenes lives within Northern region of Nigeria

Hausa’s call God “Ubangidi’’ which is translated in English as “the Only Supreme Being’’.

 

  • Igbo Language

Igbo which dominate the Eastern region of Nigeria, in honour of God regard him as “Chukwu’’, which translates into “The First Force that precedes every other existing force/being’’. Another special name for God in Igbo language is “Chineke’’

  • Names Of God In Edo

Edo indigenes call Him “Osanobwa, OSANUDAZI, OSA-NAKPAME’’ which is translated as “The Mighty Being who gives sustenance to the entire World’’

  • Names Of God In Efik / Ibibio

The Efik cum Ibibio ethnicity believed to have originated in the South-South –one of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones. They refer to God as; Osa-Nudazi, ABASI which is literally understood as “The GOD who direct the universe from Heaven”

  • Names Of God In Birom

Birom call God “Dangwi’’ which translates as “The Eternal Source of Existence’’

  • Names Of God In Urhobo

Urhobo call God “OGHENE,UKU,OTU NYO’’ which translates as “GOD,The One whom the multitude must hear when He Speaks’’

  • Names Of God In Ijaw

Ijaw call God “ TAMARA’’ which translates as “He who creates’’ some Ijaw also call HIM “AYIBA” meaning “Maker of Souls, Creator”.

List Of Different Languages In Nigeria

  • Hausa – Ubangidi
  • Yoruba – Olorun, Olodumare
  • Igbo – Chukwu, Chineke
  • Fulani – Geno
  • Edo – Osanobwa
  • Ibibio/ Efik – Osa-Nudazi
  • Birom – Dangwi
  • Urhobo – Oghene, Uku, Otu Nyo
  • Ijaw – Tamara, Ayiba
  • Tiv
  • Nupe
  • Igala
  • Idoma

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