Akwa Ibom Proverbs in Ibibio Language


If you called these an Ibibio proverbs dictionary, maybe, just maybe, you might not be far from the truth. Yes, this is an update from the Akwa Ibom Proverbs Challenge put forth on social media wayback with the hashtag #AkwaIbomProverbsChallenge by no other person than the brain behind wetinjappen, Aniekan James Ekah.

Like he said, when life gives you lemon, mbok use it to make lemonade! A special "Thank You" to everyone that took part in #IkotChallenge, #AfahaChallenge and #NungChallenge. We're up to something fresh today and we call this one #AkwaIbomProverbsChallenge. If you sabi speak or write Ibibio, Annang, Ekid, Oro or Obolo languages, abeg waka come here, if you no sabi, abeg park one side and watch us do this! You have an opportunity to learn sha... Make I drop the few ones wey I sabi o! Wise Ibibio Proverbs of Wisdom in Ibibio Language

1. Idoho usen ekpu asi taaha ekpad abia ibọ́k ke mfuuk ase yiọ́ọ́g.

2. Nkọ́ utere ọ́diọ́diọ́ñgọ́ eyeyen, ndien ọ́kọ́ñg eded.

3. Eyenufọ́k ifiọ́k isi kọ́ñgọ́ke ekpad ufien.

4. Mbọ́b'iso okpoebod isikpanna unyama.

5. Eto isidaha ikpọ́ọ́ñg ikapa akai.

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And now here it all began, the Akwa Ibom Proverbs. 

Akwa Ibom Proverbs in Ibibio Language

If you no sabi the interpretation, abeg make you no vex. Try google the meaning and if still you no get am, make you find any Ibibio man or woman wey sabi speak the dialect and ask him or her of the full meaning of these proverbs. 

Ebo ke ndinọ́ñgọ́ item afere afon idaha'owo miisinne ikpang.

Sia adoho eben atoto adi kit mkparawa ekpet k'itong!

Idoho usen etipeke ube ke mfot ase adok!

Awuo asangake ifet isi isinne ubok ke ekpat!

Ku udia eben owo ukód isuo.

Ndorpor ndia ufok eka,aseboboyo aborhor.

Awo anwan ayeme eyen isi isineke ibà idaaya.

Si di kiso afon akan edem.

Akung itid akanawan abo ke atetebe, ayamana udaka.

Kuwad enang ukwak eyen uka umia nkanika.

Best Akwa Ibom Proverbs in Ibibio Language

Our people say na who first go river na him dey see our the face of the water be. Ibibio people have a rich collections of proverbs that would always teach the value of existence. 

Ubok mmum, ubok mmum asetuud ukpa.

Etibe iduñg ikaka ndito Eka iba.

Isang uwak owo isi kaka owo.

Odod usen ekọ́ñg isowodto inyọ́ọ́n.

Atre utong ebod asekop iko ke esio efere.

Ku kene eyen anie ette ukpoñ nkpok itid.

Mkpad eka unen isiwoto nditô.

Nkpö akenam nföñ, nföñ adad.

Owo nnanenyen aböörö enaañ ekööm.

Ubok nmum, Ubok nmum etud ukpa.

Wise Sayings of Akwa Ibom Proverbs in Ibibio Language

Them say pikin wey see him Papa na him know how him look. Be wise and never undervalue the culture of your people. What defines a person is their heritage. 

Eben akebebre adikid mkparawa ekpad ki'tôñ.

Aben nkeayha nka efe idung ayom uwam.

Etuk ayin akama'wo utom ke uduañ asiyôghô idip.

Tian mmong Ebe ke Enugu, usò ye uka ke awaa ifiòd.

Okpo atak usin ekefak k'unyon urue.

Mkpo ake nam odudu enye atua eyet okoneyo.

Nsasak asak ama ete ke atara adan.

Ama itém akpeme mbet uwem àmó.

Nwod nta ikpon ase nam unam anyon.

Se nsung ajem ka itut nsek ajen Aya akut ke eka Amma abene ayang.

Words of Akwa Ibom Proverbs in Ibibio Language

Words get power and when an elder says a word, be so careful to take it to heart. What the leders see, it would take anyone that is a youth years to see such. 

Ama item ama ifiok Asua nduad abid unam.

Isidoho ekamba owo mmo ke ufok, ebot aman nyen ke oko.

Owo isikponke adua ibine ekpu.

Ama ofon ata, ofon ekpat. Ama ofon ekpat esinim inua inwang.

Isidoho nko ekpe okpokpon ebre obodon eno.

Ume ukak esè ekpanga afai.

Sik sang, sik sang obo owo itie.

Adia mkpo Ayuwene Aseke usineh.

Nta ukbruh nkana ayu uba ake tiok eke abe.

Ekpe uman afo abiet ebot.

Amazing Akwa Ibom Proverbs in Ibibio Language

Person wey sabi, don sabi. If you like get all the money but wisedom, money no fit buy am. These Ibibio proverbs tells it all. Learn from the wise elders, it would better you a lot in life.

Ufok obong isinkongheke epat ufun.

Mbriyong akesua itie ikpong aye adaka adat ndian.

Okwuok akara ntuk akpie.

Ikpang atak utid ano nkoro.

Nkpó ake nam ikót mfong adad.

Eto isidaha ikpong ikapa akai. A tree cannot form a forest.

Awah uwah akid uwah, uwah akid andiwah.

Idoho nanga iso ekpo asaak ke esit enem andifuho.

Usen ayop ekpo amadad ekpo aya atop.

Udia ewa ana ano ewa.

Wonderful Akwa Ibom Proverbs in Ibibio Language

No do, no do, e good make you hear word. When you are told not to do a thing by an elder, such might have many reasons and if you learn to obey, you would letter come to understand that a word from a wise elder is enough to put you out of problems. Ibibio Songs of Praise and Worship 

Eyen okut Ette idighe nsek.

Udo nnaneyen okpon ekpat uduang.

Etok ekpat ayoro ikangha.

Se ewa oyomde ke itud akanawan oyosio oyong.

Eyen amana ke udua ete eka fuot ukot.

Inuen afuru anyong, mkpat ase awud isong.

Se ebot akud adop uyio akpon akan se unen akut aduaiya.

Ebu osio ntan ke isong ekpeb isang.

Inuen enem uyo ke mmi ibenke okpo.

Ubok nserise ikanake ekpat oyop, nserise itimmeke udia enyong.

Elders of Akwa Ibom Wise Sayings in Ibibio Laguage

E goo make pikin hear word. Man wey understand life need to hear word from the elders. These Ibibio proverbs teaches value and if you get the meaning, you will make your ways prosperous.

Idehe usen ekpu ataha ekpat abia Ibok ke mmfuk ase fud.

Se efot akama aya awot iba.

Isideghe ajen amana ke urua ete eka fot ukot.

Ku kid na ekpu atie idem ubad ubad ke ake do akekem usen eka aman, ke ayung ato ntak uben ayen ake tuk eka eba.

Etang eno nyin unen etang eno ndukpo.

Mmamana ndikut etok ajen ekpat ke itong.

Mmamana ndikut inuogho ebot.

Nkakad eben ntan ekpeb isang ayong.

Ewa anie iso ino ade ebot ajip nkpo akan.

Ekpe isimana ebot.

Proverbs of Akwa Ibom People in Ibibio Language

Suucess in life is built over many years of expereince. You will get to value life if you have the expereince of an elder. Proverbs are a way of life of the people, learn it and value it. It might be your path to success.

Asua eka ebe kpasuk aka ebe.

Adwok ntong ke ntong ase kene.

Owo akpakpa abokoh atimpe eyin.

Nkpo urua ana urua ana.

Ata iwot nkirikid ase akama ekpo ison.

Ntang itud Ade ugu ano itud, (Vagina's hair is the prestige to the vagina). 

Nnuon kiet ise ifonno itud iki sien adadad (one finger cannot open vagina to the red spour). 

Nnuon kiet isi isioho nnang ke ibuot (one finger cannot remove lies from the hair).

Nanake ebot mbob ikum nno unen.

Uma udibe ubak okpo ebot aba nte osio nyen ki idip.

Wise Elders Proverbs in Akwa Ibom Laguage

I sabi road, I sabi road that no be problem. Make we reach town, we go know who be who. Yes life is all about expereince. Do not say you know it all till you have gotten an expereince in that area.

Obong isi bong ke ikpong.

Eyed ado ekamba unam ade ediok urua iyimme.

Mbara asongo edet.

Nyen itit (itud) osongo ntang.

Ebod otu ata ebre otu.

Iyip inuha asong imen asong ikoko.

Owo isi tohko aban ikwua afang.

Ekpefre ntak ntak otoho.

Eben abebre adikud mkparawa ekpat ke itong.

Odoh eka eyen aye odoh eyen.

Proverbs of Encouragement in Ibibio Language

Seeing for the right words to be of an encouragement to someone, if you understand the meanings of these Ibibio proverbs, then you can be an encouragement to others who are passing through many of life challenges.

Nyin ikwot adokor nyin uruk-ikot abo se eka mfo atang udoko fien ado ke eka imo anyung atang eno imo.

Eyen ubuene ase otongo ndien ke ekwong.

Nyin ikwot adokor nyin uruk-ikot abo se ake mfo atang udoko fien ado ke eka imo anyung atang ino imo.

Mkpo aduaka ifon akud ikpong.

Uma usine class eyin ukepe owo anam ndisime.

Se ima ike itip ama atip.

Ayop afon ifang atongno ke uten.

Efop asasa unen aseh.

Etok eyen ama ayie ubok Asana adia mkpo ye ikpo owo.

Ekpa ukpong ado ekamba owo.

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