Translating Igbo Names at the Igbozue, Summer Picnic




At the Igbozue summer excursion, held Saturday, August 13, 2017, at Wharton Park, in North Haven, Connecticut, youngsters and adolescents sat around wooden tables for an instructive session of making an interpretation of well-known Igbo names into English. 
Translating Igbo Names at the Igbozue, Summer Picnic

God and man are two subjects that pull in colossal regard and respect in Igbo culture, said the teacher, Chibuike. This clarifies why bunches of Igbo names start with two prefixes: Chukwu- -, or chi - [a short type of Chukwu], both significance God, and Nina- -, meaning a natural father, or a celestial figure. 

To interpret numerous Igbo names, we just need to substitute the word Chukwu or chi with "God" and supplant the word Nana with 'father'. 

Starting with his name, Chibuike, and catching up with a few different illustrations, the educator clarified, "Chi [God]wbu [is]-ike [power] deciphers as 'God is capable'. Chukwu-Emeka [one who has done well], which deciphers as 'God has done incredible things for me', is another commonplace Igbo name." 

In Igbo society, the introduction of a kit includes a way in the congruity of family life span. Through the introduction of a male youngster, a flag goes from the father to his child, somebody who will proceed with the family ancestry in a way, not by any means ensured in female kids, who after marriage have a tendency to relate to their better half and his family. 

Chukwu/Chi-dalu[thank you], signifying 'God, thank you,' is an Igbo name which offers thanks to God for wishes work out. A mother on edge for an infant young lady after seven male youngsters would likely call her infant young lady Chidalu. 

A huge number of names spring up just by connecting God/Chukwu or it's smaller than expected from a chip, to any prominent occasions, favors laments, vindicate, supplication, wishes, or guarantees in the lives of guardians and predecessors. 

"Similarly conspicuous among Igbo names," said Mr. Chibuike, "is the utilization of father [Nna] as a prefix." For clear reasons, names of young men command in this class. Fathers in Igboland, especially more seasoned men, are set on a platform in a way practically tantamount to God. Senior citizens are the noticeable God seen by kids, and their names demonstrate the veracity of such understanding and social conviction. 

Nana [Father]-u-[is]-ihe [something important] interprets as 'my dad is of significance'. This is an exceptionally recognizable name among Igbo young men. Nina [father]-emeka [done exceptionally well], likewise observed in Chukwu [God]-emeka, underlines the equivalent significance of God and man in Igbo societies and convictions. 

Moms likewise include in numerous Igbo names, with Nne [mother] as a prefix. Be that as it may, not at all like Igbo names beginning with God and father, displaying power, quality, supplication and dread, names which begin with Nne accentuate magnificence, love, productivity and other social ascribes impossible to miss to Igbo ladies. Furthermore, as you may envision, such names are saved for young ladies. 

Some whimsical Igbo names related with mother incorporate Nne [Mother] some [pretty], which interprets as 'the brilliant mother'. 

Ezi[perfect]-Nne[Mother], interprets as 'a mother who couldn't be blamed under any circumstance' - an image of dedication - and Nne[mother]aka[greatest] implies the inimitable mother, somebody who is without examination. Beauty, mindful, ripeness, tolerance, appended to the "Nne" prefix, make staggering female Igbo names. 

Subsequent to tuning into the teacher, the youngsters were anxious to state and make an interpretation of their Igbo names into English. They were resolved and fruitful to a shocking degree. 

"Stay aware of taking in your Igbo names and words at home from your folks and relatives who talk the dialect," said teacher Chibuike as the fifteen-minute session finished. 

After the dialect interpretation session, kids played soccer while grown-ups strolled forward and backward pursuing bocce balls. The mood melodies, together with the pepper soup, pizza, simmered old fashioned corn eaten with coconut, browned rice with chicken, barbecued ground sirloin sandwich, and hot firm kpofkpof, lager and wine kept the cookout running until dusk. 

Igbos are a noteworthy tribe in Nigeria. Igbozue Connecticut USA is a philanthropic association that encourages social and social cooperation between Igbos living in the territory of Connecticut and Nigeria.


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