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ESAN PROVERBS AND MEANING [Part One] By Ehi Ogbeide

Esan, like many of the tribes south of the Sahara, is rich in proverbs. ‘Itan’ is the Esan word for proverb (plural: ‘itanh’) Being a polysemous word, ‘itan’ also means insinuation or innuendo. To differentiate which one is being employed in a speech, the verb that precedes the Esan noun would always be the deciding […]

ESAN 102: CONTINUATION OF WORDS AND MEANING IN ESAN LANGUAGE [Part Two] By Ehi Ogbeide

Happy -eghonghon Lord -abianlen God – osenobulu Praise – ugenmhin Family – azagba Cousin – ekhian Grand children -eye Great grand children -ihienhien Great great grand children – akpa kpamanghozi Assegerate -oveve Change -fideno Respect -ekpen Mined -okhole Brave -izebhudu Theif -oyi Arms robbers -ozingan Poor -onoborgbele Rich -efe Profit -elele Like – uyemhin Love […]

ESAN Language OUR PRIDE

Linguistic finding has shown the word ‘gbe’ to have the highest number of usages in Esan, with up to 76 different meanings in a normal dictionary. Names starting with the prefixes Ọsẹ; Ẹhi, Ẹhiz or Ẹhis; and Okoh (for male), Ọmọn (for female) are the commonest in Esan: Ẹhizọkhae, Ẹhizojie, Ẹhinọmẹn, Ẹhimanre, Ẹhizẹle, Ẹhimẹn, Ẹhikhayimẹntor, […]