Translating Igbo Names at the Igbozue, Summer Picnic



At the Igbozue summer outing, 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 famous Igbo names into English. 

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God and man are two topics that pull in gigantic regard and respect in Igbo culture, said the educator, Chibuike. This clarifies why loads of Igbo names start with two prefixes: Chukwu- -, or chi - [a short type of Chukwu], both importance God, and Nina- -, meaning an organic father, or a heavenly figure. 

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

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

In Igbo society, the introduction of a kid includes a way in the congruity of family life span. Through the introduction of a male kid, a standard 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 restless 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 its smaller than usual form, chip, to any prominent occasions, favors, laments, vindicate, supplication, wishes, or guarantees in the lives of guardians and progenitors. 

"Similarly noticeable among Igbo names," said Mr. Chibuike, "is the utilization of father [Nna] as a prefix." For clear reasons, names of young men overwhelm in this classification. Fathers in Igboland, especially more seasoned men, are set on a platform in a way practically similar to God. Senior citizens are the noticeable God seen by youngsters, and their names take the stand concerning such understanding and social conviction. 

Nina [Father]-bu-[is]-ihe [something important] interprets as 'my dad is of significance'. This is an extremely 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 underscore magnificence, love, productivity and other social credits exceptional to Igbo ladies. What's more, as you may envision, such names are saved for young ladies. 

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

Ezi[perfect]-Nne[Mother], deciphers as 'a mother who couldn't take the blame no matter what' - an image of dedication - and Nne[mother]-ka[greatest] implies the incomparable mother, somebody who is without correlation. Beauty, mindful, richness, tolerance, joined to the "Nne" prefix, make fabulous female Igbo names. 

In the wake of tuning into the teacher, the kids were anxious to state and make an interpretation of their Igbo names into English. They were resolved and fruitful to an amazing 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, youngsters played soccer while grown-ups strolled forward and backward pursuing bocce balls. The ambient sounds, together with the pepper soup, pizza, cooked old fashioned corn is eaten with coconut, boiled rice with chicken, flame broiled ground sirloin sandwich and hot firm POF POF, brew 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 communication between Igbos living in the province of Connecticut and Nigeria.


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