FOR FRESHERS AND REFRESHERS IN EFIK LANGUAGE –by Holyns Hogan

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1. DI – Come (eg. Di mi- come here)

2. KA- Go ( Ka Urua- Go to Market)

3. TIÈ – Sit (Tie k’ifum- Sit on chair)

4. DA – Stand (Da bet – Stand &Wait)

5. SÖRÖ – Squat

6. NUHÖ – Bend

7. FRÖ – Jump

8. DUÖ – Fall

9. DAHADA – Rise/Stand [up]

10. NNA – Lay [on something]

11. BRE [mbre] – Play

12. FEHE (Itök)- Run/Race

13. MBUBA- Contest

14. ESIT/OTI – Heart

15. IKPANESIT – Chest

16. FE- Fly

17. DEP- Rain[fall]/To fall as rain

18. EDIM- Rain

19. TRE- Stop

20. AKPATRE- Last/Extreme

21. MMÖÑ- Water

22. ARAN- Oil

23. ÑWAN- Woman

24. EREN- Man

25. AYARA- Male

26. UMAN- Female

27. IKPA[UNAM]- Hide

28. EKA- Mother

29. ETE- Father

30. EYEN- Child.

 

Holyns Hogan writes from the ancient port city of Calabar, Nigeria