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Names of animals in the Igbo Language


1) Goat = Ewu (Male = Mkpi, Female = Nne Ewu)
2) Fowl = Okuko (Male = Oke Okpa, Female = Nnekwu)
3) Guinea Fowl = Ogazi
4) Chicken = Nwa Okuko
5) Turkey = Tolotolo/Torotoro
6) Duck = Obogwuma/Obogwu
7) Pigeon = Nduru/Nduli
8.) Ostrich = Enyi Nnunu
9) Antelope = Mgbada
10) Deer = Ene
11) Cow = Efi
12) Horse = Inyinya
13) Rat = Oke
14) Guinea Pig = Oke Bekee
15) Squirrel = Osa
16) Dog = Nkita
17) Hyena = Nkita Ofia
18) Cat = Nwonogbo/Buusu/Nwamba
19) Sheep = Atulu
20) Ram = Ebune/Ebule
21) Pig = Ezi
22) Lion = Odum
23) Leopard = Agu/owuru
24) Elephant = Enyi
25) Monkey = Enwe
26) Chimpanzee = Adaka
27) Gorilla = Ozodimgba (Ozo, the king of wrestling)
28) Snail = Eju/Ejune/Ejula
29) Snake = Agwo
30) Python = Eke
31) Lizard = Ngwele/Ngwere
32) Wall Gecko = Agu uno
33) Crocodile = Aguiyi
34) Toad = Awo
35) Frog = Mbala/Mbara/Nte/Akiri
36) Tortoise = Mbe/Nabe
37) Vulture = Udene/Udele
38) Eagle = Ugo
39) White Ant = Aruru
40) Black Ant = Agbisi
41) Mosquito = Añu Nta
42) Grasshopper = Ukpana
43) Kite = Nkwo
44) Spider = Ududo
45) Praying Mantis = Okongono
46) Earth Worm = Idide
47) Worm = Okpo
48) Scorpion = Akpi
49) Butterfly = Ilokolo Ibuba
50) Cockroach = Uchicha
51) House Fly = Ijiji
52) Cricket = Mbuzu/Mgbaja
53) Bed Bug = Chinchi/Ogii
54) Bee = Añu
55) Crab = Nchiko/Nshiko
56) Bat = Usu
57) Millipede = Esu
58) Centipede = Ogbakuluu
59) Rabbit = Ewii
60) Grasscutter = Nchi
61) Owl = Ikwikwi/Iyi Ochi
62) Wood Pecker = Otu Kpokpo
63) Chameleon = Ugwumagana
64) Fox = Nyanwuruede
65) Fish = Azu
66) African civet = Edi Ura (a nocturnal animal known to sleep all day during the day. Used to refer to anyone who sleeps a lot)
67) Wasp = Ebu (Isi kote ebu, O gbakasia nya aru wink)
68) Taylor Ant = Akpolide (Usually found on mango trees)
69) Porcupine = Ebi Ogwu
70) Shrew = Nkakwu/Nkapi (Mole-like rat that is known for its pungent smell.)
71) Eneke Nti Oba = Swallow (A type of bird that hardly perches on trees when in season to avoid being gunned down by human hunters)
72) Hawk = Egbe
73) Beetle = Mbuzu/Ebe
74) Periwinkle = Isam
75) Bush Fowl/Goose = Okwa
76) Stork = Okpoko
77) Boa Constrictor = Eke Ogba
78) Camel = Inyinya Ibu
79) Hippopotamus = Utobo/Akum
80) Iguana = Ngwele aghu
81) Tilapia = Azu asa
82) Eel = Ebi Iyi
83) Crayfish = Isha
84) Turtle = Mbe mmili
85) Egret = Chekeleke
86) Donkey = Jaki
87) Dragon Fly = Tatambeneke
88) Maggot = Ikpuru
89) Buffalo = Atu
90) Wolf = Agu Owulu
91) Sparrow = Nza
92) Parrot = Icheoku
93) Viper = Ajuani/Ajuala
94) Locusts = Igwulube
95) Galago/Bush baby = Ikili/Ikiri
96) Hog = Ezi Ofia
97) Bird = Nnunu (Generic name)
98) Gaboon Viper = Echi Eteka
99) Weaver bird = Egule
100) Cod fish = Okpoloko

 

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